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I'm 36 weeks pregnant, and have a lot of discharge. I've been "itchy" down there recently, mostly at night. My husband noticed that on the inside of my thighs (where they rub together & rub my pubic area) I have several red bumps. They're raised, but do not itch. I've been tested for STD's and everything came back negative. I only have one sexual partner and that's my husband, and he doesn't have these symptoms. What could it be?

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replied March 1st, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

The increase in the vaginal discharge is perfectly normal during pregnancy. However, this discharge usually doesn’t lead to any itching or produces any lesions on the skin.

If there’s any foul odor or itching, then an obstetrician or gynecologist opinion must be taken and an infection ruled out.

The possibility of this fluid being the amniotic fluid also can’t be ruled out as you near term pregnant and the rupture of the amniotic membranes is always a possibility.

It could be candidiasis or a fungal infection of the genital area like tinea cruris. The treatment usually consists of the local application of the anti-fungal ointment. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.

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