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Is it normal to experience vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

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Posted on Thu, 1 Oct 2015
Question: Pls what should a healthy vagina smell like? Lets say 6-10hrs after a bath. Is it wise to clear all the discharge with your finger?
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Normal to have such discharge

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
Usually there is no smell in normal days but in days just prior to upcoming periods there is definite increase in discharge which can smell bad at the end of day or say 8-10 hours of bath.
So take a note of following points -
- always wipe the area with toilet paper after using the washroom
- wear a cotton based underwear
- avoid tight pants and jeans for long hours
- use vWash liquid to clean the perineal region after taking bath daily.
Slight smell is normal but there should not be itching or redness of the involved area.
Take care
Regards
Dr Manisha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (1 hour later)
Is the discharge in pregnancy increased?
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes increases in pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Yes definitely it increases to the tune of wet panty but as said before that it doesn't smell bad or itch.
So just in case you feel excessive and/or foul smelling discharge in pregnancy then visit your gynecologist at the earliest to make sure everything is fine.
All the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it normal to experience vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Normal to have such discharge Detailed Answer: Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic. Usually there is no smell in normal days but in days just prior to upcoming periods there is definite increase in discharge which can smell bad at the end of day or say 8-10 hours of bath. So take a note of following points - - always wipe the area with toilet paper after using the washroom - wear a cotton based underwear - avoid tight pants and jeans for long hours - use vWash liquid to clean the perineal region after taking bath daily. Slight smell is normal but there should not be itching or redness of the involved area. Take care Regards Dr Manisha