A couple of days ago I started feeling discomfort down there, it got quite itchy and looks inflamed/swollen Last night it got extremely itchy and Ive noticed I had a very clear, watery discharge. It was odourless and it felt very wet. I was a bit by it all but didn't think much of it as I was too busy scratching myself (so much that my skin bled) Anyway, today I had this thought that it could have been amniotic fluid and now I'm terrified and can't literally obsessing over it. I had thrush before, but can't remember whether I had any watery discharges then. I definitely had the thick creamy discharge that normally comes with yeast infections.
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
The itching is a sign of infection. It could be group b strep, and if you're not sure how nasty that can be during childbirth, google it. Not worth the risk... Get swabs done while you've got plenty of fluid..
I had an episode last near (before pregnancy) where I had a weird reaction and everything had swollen and was itching like crazy but wasn't thrush. I ended up narrowing down the cause to pantyliners (Always and their protective layer!) plus I often wore no VPL knickers from M&S which were synthetic.
Stopped doing both of these and used unperfumed soap and it went away. Still prone to flare ups tho so have had to change to organic and unbleached liners etc
misssmilla you are right. I went on cotton knickers and it got much better, thank god. guyropes what makes you associate my symptoms with b strep? I have googled it and unless I'm really bad at it I can't find it anywhere to suggest similar symptoms are caused by b strep?
Most women don't know they have group b as it doesn't always show any symptoms. I have group b and it was found on routine swab (no symptoms) at 36 weeks pregnant 10 years ago. Not sure they even do routine swabs now but if your worried you could ask for one to rule it out but I had no symptoms at all.
I have group b and it was found on routine swab (no symptoms) at 36 weeks pregnant 10 years ago
The tricky thing about Group B Strep is it comes and goes, so just because you tested positive once ten years ago, it doesn't mean you have it for life.
The NHS don't routinely swab for it, no, unless they think you need one for whatever reason.
You can pay for a private test towards the end of pregnancy, but that's a whole can of worms and can throw your birth plans completely into disarray if you do test positive (I should know, it happened to me!).
Hi skinny, group b strep is often the bacteria which causes bacterial vaginosis (bv) of which increased discharge and itching are often symptoms. I know this, unfortunately, from personal experience.
It would be well worth eliminating this possibility now. If you decide not to get swabs done, it could be something that flares up again in late pregnancy, and as a pp mentioned, could change your birth plan (iv antibiotics)
Or you could get swabs done now, and eliminate the worry.
Yep I tested positive 10 years ago, they wouldn't test with second 6 years ago (said it wasn't necessary) and this time I was in with suspected ectopic and they done swabs and again I'm positive but I've never had symptoms.