Pregnancy Discharge in the First Trimester

There are many women do not know they are pregnant until a couple of months into the pregnancy. There are some signs, like the pregnancy discharge in the first trimester, which occurs a week or two after conception. Sometimes it occurs in the second month and the early sign is the change in the vaginal secretions.

In the early days of pregnancy, a woman may have an increase in discharge. The discharge in the first trimester is of normal texture and scent. This discharge can have a lotion-like texture and the scent is light. It may not be unpleasant, and you may find excessive dischargethroughout pregnancy.

Other Causes of Abnormal Discharges

There are many causes for such pregnancy discharges in the first trimester which are abnormal, like infections, bleeding, miscarriage, etc. Some of the causes are the following:

Yellow Discharge:

This occurs due to yeast infections also called candidiasis, chlamydia which is a sexually transmitted disease, cervical polyps, or bacterial infections. The discharge has an unpleasant odor, is of cottagecheese-like texture, and is yellow in color. You may also have itching and burning in the vagina. When you have these signs, consult your doctor as it can be diagnosed and treated before complications arise.

Brown Discharge:

Brown colored discharges are common and occur for less than 2 – 3 days. The causes may be due to cervical irritation, which results in a tear. Sometimes, brown discharges occur because the body tries to get rid of blood remnants in the cervix, and as a result you can observe brown discharges.

Implantation Bleeding:

This is another blood-mixed discharge that occurs two weeks after conception, which causes light bleeding or spotting in many women.

White Discharges:

White discharge is nothing but cervical mucus that is formed in the mouth of the cervix and guards the baby from infections. Sometimes, you may find a thick white discharge that occurs due to an increase in the hormone estrogen.

Ectopic Pregnancy:

If you have moderate to severe bleeding along with cramps then it can be an indication of an ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.


Bleeding and spotting frequently are seen in miscarriage.

Thus, there are many reasons for discharges, and so when you have an abnormal discharge, consult your Health Care Professional for treatment.  This can prevent further complications and gives you a healthy pregnancy.

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