Should you worry about yellow discharge during pregnancy

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It is very common for pregnant women to experience some type of vaginal discharge. This is mainly due to elevated levels of the pregnancy hormones like estrogen, as well as extra blood flow to the vagina and genital region. The vaginal discharge differs in appearance based on its consistency and color, and can be attributed to a multitude of physiological or pathological reasons. White or light yellow discharge with an egg white consistency is usually considered normal. However, it is imperative to mention that yellow discharge during pregnancy with foul smell usually indicates an infection or disease that should be addressed on emergent basis.

Estrogen is a naturally occurring female hormone that is produced within the fat cells, adrenal glands and ovaries. It is involved in the maintenance and development of female sexual characteristics. It can also serve as a source of distress in pregnant women. Elevated estrogen levels lead to excessive vaginal discharge. It is no surprise that the estrogen level shoots up in pregnancy as it provokes a great deal of hormonal imbalance. Other factors that may cause drastic increase in the estrogen levels include stress, increased body fat, diet poor in fiber and compromised immune system. All these factors may leads to excessive yellow discharge pregnancy symptom. READ MORE…

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