Aa
A
A
Close
1196713 tn?1265178511
could i be leaking amniotic fluid???
im 36 weeks pregnant, and ive always had a creamy white discharge, but lately its been soaking my panties and ive had to change them and wear pantie liners....im not sure if im leaking fluid possibly, or maybe slowly losing my mucus plug or whats going on. any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. i hate calling my dr for everything bc i feel like the most needy paranoid pregnant woman ever lol, but i know thats why he is paid well. thanks!!
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
676912 tn?1332816151
If you feel like you may be leaking fluid you should speak to your doctor. It could also be urine leaking from the baby being on your bladder, but it's better safe than sorry.
Comment
Cancel
676912 tn?1332816151
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1088217 tn?1301929356
if you are concerned or in doubt call your ob is better to be safe then sorry it could be leukorrhea but is always better to be 100% sure that is not amnio fluid i had the same problem but it was just discharge due to your hormones, but just call him and tell him..
Comment
Cancel
1088217 tn?1301929356
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I agree with the other ladies - if you think you might be leaking AF then give your doctor a call.  A quick swab of the fluid is all that is needed to check what the fluid is and its a good idea to be safe because a fluid leak and put your baby at risk.

In the mean time a way to get an "idea" (its not 100% effective) if you are leaking fluid is to lie with your legs slightly elevated  for an hour or two with a dry panty liner.  If it becomes wet when you stand up `then there is a good chance you are leaking (if nothing happens it doesnt mean that you arent leaking fluid though).
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
202436 tn?1326477933
As the other ladies said, whenever you are in doubt CALL YOUR doctor.That is what they are there for.  I don't consider it being paranoid I consider it being safe.  It is best to get checked and find it was nothing than to not get checked and wish you had becuase it was something that needed to be looked at/taken care of/could cause a problem.  Labor and Delivery can perform a simple swab test that can tell if you are in fact leaking amniotic fluid.  If you have one done and you still feel you are leaking, ask your doctor to have it repeated.  The reason I say that is this:  When I was pregnant with my oldest son I woke up having minor contractions and what I thoguht was leakign fluid.  I went to L& D and they tested and said i was NOT leaking fluid that it was just urine.  I went home but still really felt it was amniotic fluid, so I called my doc and explained what was going on, she said to go back to the hospital and have them recheck.  I got back to the hospital at around 4pm.  They checked and said yes it was fluid ...my son was born at 6:20 that evening.
Comment
Cancel
202436 tn?1326477933
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
1196713 tn?1265178511
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Belle313's status
53 mins ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on photo
54 mins ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
54 mins ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
Patriciaaa02
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
dianaexoh
Royal Oak, MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
maw4389
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
13167 tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
7157499 tn?1411824985
Blank
tamararae19
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
Patriciaaa02
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
dianaexoh
Royal Oak, MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
maw4389
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
13167 tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
7157499 tn?1411824985
Blank
tamararae19