Known as leukorrhea, a rise in vaginal discharge is an early symptom of pregnancy. The level will probably increase dramatically as your pregnancy advances. Leukorrhea is very similar to the vaginal discharge that you may experience between menstrual cycles, just heavier.
Other signs of early pregnancy discharge are an odor that is neither fish nor overpowering and the appearance of whitish cervical mucus. The odor is generally described as being “eerily” sweet-smelling. When comparing the appearance of cervical mucus to that of cottage cheese it will definitely appear thicker and less fine.
A raised or swollen abdomen is often normal for most women even before they become pregnant. This will usually be present in the early pregnancy discharge. This is often normal and does not need any special treatment. The other major indicator of early pregnancy discharge is a milky white appearance to it. This is often confused with the more common white vaginal discharge.
A very common sign of early pregnancy is the occurrence of increased vaginal bleeding. This is often confused with the more heavy menstrual flow that occurs after conception. However, blood flow increases because there is increased blood flow going to the uterus, which helps to keep it lubricated and healthy. If there are not sufficient amounts of estrogen levels in the body, this can make a woman more prone to heavy vaginal bleeding. There is no cause for concern when this happens as estrogen levels have been known to increase after conception and remain high throughout the first trimester.
Another sign of a developing leukorrhea is anorexia. Women sometimes confuse anorexia with menstrual cramps. Anorexia does not normally develop until about a week before the beginning of the second trimester. This is due to the fact that the liver secretes higher amounts of estrogen after conception and keeps this from being felt by the mother.
The signs of early pregnancy discharge that are often normal for most women are increased urination and thirst. These are typically accompanied by a change in behavior and appetite. Expectant mothers may eat a lot more than usual and lose weight.
The use of a hcg test (human chorionic gonadotropin test) can help to confirm the existence of an early pregnancy discharge. An hcg test measures the level of hcg in the urine. The higher the level of hcg in the urine, the sooner you would see an early discharge. Your doctor can take this measurement, examine it, and check for irregularities. A positive result from the hcg test usually means that there is an elevated level of estrogen. If there is a negative result, then there are likely no worry and it is normal.
There are many things to wonder about an early pregnancy discharge. You can learn more about these by visiting my site. In Part II of this article we will cover other possible early sign symptoms such as the faint appearance of ligaments in the vaginal area, heavy breathing, unusual vaginal bleeding, swollen glands, and fatigue. There is another way to tell if you are pregnant – if you have a light or heavier than normal menstrual flow.
A vaginal discharge should not be confused with a menstrual period, because they are not always identical. Women who are still ovulating normally have lighter and shorter periods. However, this does not mean that a woman cannot have light periods, because sometimes light periods are also associated with miscarriage. Also, women can have an early period and still have a thick and pinkish vaginal discharge.
You may be wondering why you would ever need to worry about an early pregnancy discharge, and the answer is that it could signal something very wrong. It could indicate that you are carrying a fetus. However, the amount of bleeding that occurs is completely normal. It is not unusual to never see a total monthly period. If you do not have spotting, then you should contact your doctor right away.
If you do see an early pregnancy discharge that is blood colored or that smells like blood, or if it is accompanied by itching, burning, swelling, or pain in the vaginal area, then you should immediately contact a doctor. This is a symptom of a yeast infection. Your doctor will likely want to perform a pelvic exam to make sure that you are not suffering from another vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginosis. In some cases, an STD may be the cause of your spotting, which is why testing for sexually transmitted diseases is so important.