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Old 01-28-2001, 12:20 PM   #1
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watery discharge?

I have been having a watery discharge now for about a week. It is heavier when I am laying down in the morning, enough to soak through my underwear a bit, but I also get it during the day periodically.
I am 38 weeks along, so when it first happened I thought it was my water breaking and went to the hospital, but the test they did showed a negative reading for ruptured membranes.
Does anyone know what this could be? Doc said probably just urine, but it really doesn't feel like it. It happens after I go to the bathroom as well, so I don't see how it could be.
Is it possible to leak fluid without your water actually breaking?
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Old 01-29-2001, 03:06 AM   #2
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Re: watery discharge?

Hello...I am 27 weeks along and every now and again, I get the same thing. It is urine even though it doesn't feel like it. Mine usually happens when I've sneezed, coughed, or laughed whether I've gone to the bathroom or not. All it means is that you should do more Kegels to strengthen the muscles down there. It's annoying, I know, but it is normal. At least this is what my doctor has told me for mine. If your doctor has said not to worry about it, then I wouldn't. Hope this helped! Good luck with the birth!
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Old 01-31-2001, 12:09 AM   #3
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Amy - word of caution -- i had the same leakage at 18 weeks and then (PROM) premature rupture of membranes, i lost my baby and i should have asked the doctors more questions. Please, please be careful! Of course I have a lot more that happened why I don't trust doctors because when I went to the emergency room with this leakage they told me it didn't show up as amniotic fluid on their little stick (the ph or something) they did a sonogram and told me they couldn't even find the fetus - i went to my doctor the next day and they did another sonogram, found the baby, the heartbeat, but no fluid, I delivered him a few hours later. Please just be careful! I know until something like that happens to someone they can't understand it but god please be careful, don't just assume everything the doctor says is gospel! I just had to respond to your message. Yvonne

Old 01-31-2001, 04:18 AM   #4
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Yvonne-Thank you for the caution. I've actually been having a bit of a time here in the UK with the way their medical system is set up (I am an American living in the UK). I know that it works for them here, but having been born and raised in America with our way of doing things medically, I never really know how to approach my doctor/midwife. I have been told that I've got a low lying placenta, which I was told is rather common, and I have a scan at my 34th week to see if it's risen, but being a cynnical American, I was a bit freaked out by such a long time that's being left until then. I was not told of any possible symptoms to look for in the even something went wrong (i.e. bleeding, etc)...just sent home and told to come back at 34 weeks, having "regular" prenatal visits in between. They also still use gas and air here in delivery. I have the option of an epidural, but if I want that, I can't have a private or semi-private room after the baby is born. I will be put in with all the other mothers and their babies. Mind you, I'm not trying to knock the NHS or how things are done here...if it works for the UK, then fine, but it's really hard to adjust after 30 years of American medical practice! Anyway, after this long-winded thing, thank you again. I will definitely make sure that I'm asking questions and making sure I know what things are and why it's happening.


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