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was pink/blood tinged fluid the show?

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I am 39+3 weeks pregnant and when I went to the toilet at 5am I coughed and felt a burning sensation. Then when I wiped there was pink/blood tinged fluid on the tissue. It wasn't mucousy at all and was also in the actual toilet. I have since been to the toilet and it has not leaked into my underwear/pad it is just when I wipe and is also in the toilet a little bit. Since this has happened I have had period cramps in my back and painless tighetnings in my stomach.

Is it possible for the show to be this watery? What else could it be?

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replied September 26th, 2011
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A27145

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

It looks like a bloody show due to passing of the cervical mucus plug.

I would suggest you to contact your gynecologist immediately and get a pelvic examination done to clear the status of the cervix (dilatation and effacement) and the position of the head. You may need induction of labor if the cervix has effaced and dilated.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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