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Discharge or plug picture included

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Bethx234 Sun 12-Mar-17 15:50:10

I'm 38+3 days pregnant and been getting this weird pink discharge for the past day or so. It's pretty thick discharge but when spread on toilet paper it's quite stringy. Been getting bad backache and vagina cramps so could this be the start of something? I also have bad thrush throughout so thinking it could also be that? Is it worth going epu?

Autumnsunshinebaby Sun 12-Mar-17 15:53:24

If you think it is thrush then go to the pharmacy tomorrow morning. Sounds like it could be the start of things though. Exciting!

Bethx234 Sun 12-Mar-17 15:58:30

I'm not allowed to be prescribed anythING anymore just get too irritated from it so no more pessarys for me been hospital numerous times for it so don't wanna go again if it's the same thing

calimommy Sun 12-Mar-17 16:01:04

The plug is more of a gob although it can be 'gobby' too and come in pieces. Looks like discharge and because it's slightly red I wonder is it a tiny bit of bleeding from inflammation. Probiotics are wonder drugs for thrush (take a tonne of them at this stage to treat and then a few a day to maintain) and if you have a syringe you could try putting some plain yogurt into your vagina. I know I know, but it actually works and it's very soothing. That's all presuming that it's not the start of something else!

Bethx234 Sun 12-Mar-17 19:00:39

Started to get more fresh looking blood in the mixture of it? Any idea what that Could be?

jmariehac Sun 12-Mar-17 19:02:18

My plug was slight pink tinge ...if it's more fresh looking blood I would go get checked xxx

PointlessUsername Sun 12-Mar-17 19:03:37

In my experience my plug was more a clear jelly like substance with a obvious red streak down the middle.

Maybe call your midwife if you are concerned.

throughgrittedteeth Sun 12-Mar-17 19:08:39

That looks like plug to me. I guess just wait and see if anymore comes out.

LottieL Sun 12-Mar-17 19:13:41

I agree with pp, my plug was like a clear stringy snot substance that came away in one limp, and then a few days of stringy bits. Mine wasn't streaked red but brown, which I was told was just old blood rather than fresh.
It doesn't look like a plug to me, but discharge with blood in it but obviously everyone experiences different. I think I'd speak to midwife / GP in this case just to be sure there wasn't something else going on, infection or the like.

wobblywonderwoman Sun 12-Mar-17 19:17:02

That is exactly what I had about 24 hours before labour pains!!

But always be careful and get checked out. Are you getting any twinges?

wobblywonderwoman Sun 12-Mar-17 19:17:25

You know op- get to the hospital I think

Bethx234 Sun 12-Mar-17 19:28:57

I rang the day assessment unit they didn't seem to concerned but they did think it sounded like my show and I did mention that I had thrush!
I'm still not convinced. I've been getting bad backache for 2 days now and then ache stomach here and there. Never experienced braxton hicks either so not sure if it could be that.
Baby Is still really active and seems like he's moving a lot further down but again I'm not really sure.
Really hoping it is the start of something because the thrush is getting me down and getting told I can't treat it is horrible

Is it worth me ringing up again and asking to do a cervix check to see what is actually going on

Bethx234 Sun 12-Mar-17 19:30:05

I'm still getting the pinky dischargey bit's as well weren't a lot of fresh looking blood

Autumnsunshinebaby Sun 12-Mar-17 19:32:36

Only the midwives at your hospital can decide the best course of action for you rather than mumsnet so if you are concerned ring your maternity unit again. Hope you get on OK.

Bethx234 Sun 12-Mar-17 20:52:04

Update gone to this and on my way to hospital

PointlessUsername Sun 12-Mar-17 21:01:34

Good Luck, hope all is well flowers

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