Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What does sticky vaginal discharge during pregnancy indicate?

I am 32 weeks pregnant, and this is my 3rd pregnancy. I am having enough clear, kind of sticky vaginal discharge that I have had to were a panty liner since I woke up this morning. Not feeling any contractions at the moment. BUT what scares me, is with my second pregnancy, after my water broke, I wasn t feeling the contractions for the first 3 hours after my water broke. The reason I know this is because I had gone to the Dr. And she had me hooked up to the monitor and it was detecting some strong contractions. Should I wotry about this discharge I am currently having?
Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
OBGYN 's  Response
Hallow Mumma,

I have gone through your well narrated history and have understood your worry.

There could be two reasons for this sticky discharge.

1. It could be bacterial vaginal infection causing the profuse sticky discharge. You had history of premature water breaking in previous pregnancy which also could be due to infection. You have to report to the Obstetrician to diagnose/rule out the infection and get it treated if it is present.

2. Just before you start the labour pains, due to the merging and opening of mouth of the uterus, there is always profuse blood stained sticky discharge. Subsequently the labour pains start. Unfortunately last time you could not perceive the labour pains which already had started. Please report to your Obstetrician. If you are in imminent labour, you may be admitted in the Maternity wards. You are just 32 weeks, so reporting in time might give the Obstetrician some chance and time to prevent labour. Also they might give some corticosteroid to you to help maturation of the lungs of the baby so that even if you land into premature labour, the baby will have good chance to survive.

Whichever is the underlying cause, you should report to the Obstetrician ASAP.

I hope you follow the advice.
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I m 12 weeks pregnant. I have been feeling wetter than usual down there discharge wise. I m also abit concerned as I have on occasion recently been...

Recent questions on  Thick vaginal discharge

doctor1 MD

hi,i am having a thick white vaginal fluid,mild lower back pain , bloating ,loose bowels for almost 2 weeks now,i feel nauseated sometimes after i...

doctor1 MD

I am on Nexplanon it was put in on May 2nd 2013. And I was just told I have a UTI so I was prescribed 250MG of Ciprofloxacne I also have a recenct...

doctor1 MD

Hi im just wondering....i had a sex about a week ago and it was alot of times in one night. Since then my vagina has been very sore. Almost a...

doctor1 MD

I have thick vaginal discharge with itching. I was prescribed vdm kit and an ointment to apply. This gave me relief. but now after a month again...

doctor1 MD

hi basically I went to the sexual health clinic yesterday but they said there is nothing they can do and I need to go to a gum clinic but I've been...

doctor1 MD

I have all the symptoms of pre-period.. acne ,sleeplesness, cramps ..but no period im a week late & known to hVe irregular periods my discharge is...

doctor1 MD

I am 32 weeks pregnant, and this is my 3rd pregnancy. I am having enough clear, kind of sticky vaginal discharge that I have had to were a panty...