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is white creamy discharge a sign of pregnancy?

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i went to the bathroom yesterday and when i wiped it was a lot of white creamy discharge. ive never had this before. there is no chance of std's my husband and i are very committed and i dont have an infection i just got a cheack up. we are currently trying to have a baby. i have felt a little sick to my stomach in the morning. my back hurts and i have had some very mild cramps in my lower tummy. i have had the worst mood swings. and i was just wondering i know the above are signs of pregnancy but what about the discharge? thanks
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replied March 11th, 2012
Welcome to E health forum.

The possible symptoms that are common in pregnancy include - Missed periods, Breast tenderness, Nausea in the early morning, Vaginal discharge from pinkish white to brownish, Spotting, Fatigue and Increased urge to urinate.

In your case, though the history and your symptoms mentioned do indicate your chances of pregnancy are high, it can be confirmed only by a home pregnancy test done after you miss your period.

Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is increased due to elevated levels of estrogen and greater blood flow to the vaginal area. This discharge is made up of secretions from the cervix and vagina, old cells from the walls of the vagina, and normal bacterial flora from the vagina.

In case, your pregnancy is confirmed by the test, please remember not to use tampons (as they can introduce new germs into the vagina). Douching should also be avoided as it can affect the normal Vaginal PH and lead to a vaginal infections. Self treating the discharge assuming it to be a yeast infection should also not be done.

You can use pantyliners to reduce the discomfort and wetness associated with the increased secretions.

I hope this helps.
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