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Discharge with blood streaks at 31 weeks pregnant?

By April 13, 2012 - 2:55pm
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I went to the bathroom earlier and I had a teeny bit of discharge that was brownish with red in my panties. (sorry tmi) and when I wiped there was white to yellow looking discharge with red streaks that look kind of like vein lines. I have had braxton hicks ever since some causing back pain. Help? I am only 31 weeks pregnant. I am not sure what it is since I never had this with my first daughter. This is my third pregnancy and second birthing experience. Thank you.

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There are only select few that accept my insurance but my doctor that had in last pregnancy I really liked but she doesn't accept the insurance that I have now. I probably will go get it checked out this weekend instead of calling the doctors office since they say everything is normal. Thank you.

April 13, 2012 - 6:30pm

Hi AlysMommy,

Honestly, in my opinion and experience, this is not proper prenatal care. I don't know where you live but my experience as a nurse and woman who had 3 pregnancies is limited to the New York City metropolitan area.

There is more to a prenatal office visit beside checking the fetal heart beat. Even if you call after office hours, there is a phone exchange that forwards the message to the physician or covering physician.

What are the other health care options in your area?


April 13, 2012 - 6:06pm

Yes and she told me it was normal. She doesn't check anything at the appts but the heartbeat. But before I could call her today they were closed! So I couldn't ask but she doesn't check me or anything. She also just diagnoses me over the phone without checking to see if that was really what it is. She called in a prescription for a yeast infection the other day. I was thinking maybe it was part of my mucus plug.

April 13, 2012 - 5:55pm

Hello AlysMommy,

Did you see your obstetrician yesterday? You posted on April 10 about your concerns that you were spotting, having pelvic pain when you walked and that you have been having Braxton Hicks contractions.

Did you tell your doctor that you were having these symptoms, which I suggested that you do (in my reply on April 10)?

Every pregnancy is different. Any symptoms that you experience during your pregnancy must be reported to your health care provider. During the weeks of a pregnancy, you are dealing with the life and health of two individuals, you and your unborn child.
That is why you are receiving prenatal care that is provided by a health care professional and cannot be provided over the internet.


April 13, 2012 - 4:42pm
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