Pink discharge and pregnancy
Pink discharge can be an early sign of pregnancy or a sign of labour if you have it during the last few weeks of your third trimester. If you get pink discharge during pregnancy, it might mean you are bleeding. You should speak to your GP or midwife straight away if you think you are bleeding.
Pink discharge during pregnancy
If you get pink discharge during your first and second trimester of pregnancy, it could be a sign of bleeding. Pink discharge at the end of your third trimester can be a sign that your body is getting ready to deliver your baby though it’s still important to rule out other causes.
Does discharge change during pregnancy?
Discharge can change during pregnancy and it is normal to have more vaginal discharge than before. This helps to prevent infections travelling to your womb. Discharge during pregnancy should not smell unpleasant and is usually thin, milky white or clear. If you have green, yellow, or pink discharge during pregnancy, or it smells strange, speak to your doctor or midwife.
Is pink discharge a sign of pregnancy?
Pink discharge might be a sign of pregnancy, as some women spot when they first get pregnant. This happens when the fertilised egg attaches to your womb lining. Not every woman will get this. If you think you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test.
Pink stringy discharge during early pregnancy
If you get pink stringy discharge during early pregnancy, this might be a cause for concern. Pink stringy discharge could be a sign that something is wrong, such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Other symptoms of these include dizziness, sharp pains, fainting, urinary symptoms, diarrhoea or vomiting and bleeding from your vagina. Go to A&E or call 999 straight away if you have pink discharge and any of these symptoms with a positive pregnancy test.
Is pink discharge a sign of labour?
You may get pink discharge at the end of your pregnancy, which is called a “show”. This is a sign that your body is getting ready for labour. Your discharge might contain sticky pink mucus, which has been in your cervix during pregnancy. This usually happens a few days before you go into labour.
Is pink discharge a sign of miscarriage?
Pink discharge might be a sign of miscarriage if you get other symptoms such as bleeding, dizziness, passing blood clots or tissue from your vagina, and pain in your lower stomach.
Is pink discharge during pregnancy a cause for concern?
Pink discharge during pregnancy is not always a cause for concern but you should always contact your GP or midwife to check for any underlying problems.