I am 36 weeks pregnant and about 4 days ago I noticed that my labia lips were very swollen and kind of tender. I have now noticed that their is a light colored discharge and a very faint odor. What could this be?
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During later pregnancy, you can have vulval swelling which usually occurs due to hypoproteinemia and iron deficiency anemia. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Elevation in blood pressure, cardiac and respiratory problems should also be ruled out. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet (with foods rich in protein and iron content).
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