Discharge between periods is normally transparent and does not have any foul smell. Presence of blood gives the discharge pink, brown or purple coloring (depending on the ratio of blood and cervical mucus, diluting it). There are several physiological and a number of pathological causes for this phenomenon. Bleeding may occur on a certain day of the cycle (for example, during ovulation), or it may be unrelated to it. Read more..
Normally vaginal discharge between periods is almost transparent, since its main component is cervical mucus. Observing pink discharge before period is an alerting symptom. It can be explained by 3 physiological and at least 8 pathological factors. To find the difference between them, one may choose to answer eight questions, provided in our article. However, this does not always help in accurate diagnostics. Making a diagnosis and prescribing adequate treatment, if necessary, is only up to a gynecologist. Read more..
We distinguish between physiological or pathological vaginal spotting during pregnancy. The first type occurs in the form of implantation bleeding, while the second is caused by microtrauma of the mucous membrane during sexual intercourse, chronic infection, subchorionic hemorrhage or discharge of the plug (the final days before labor). Bleeding while pregnant is always a threatening symptom. It can develop in case of disturbance of the course of pregnancy – normal or ectopic or in case of a hydatidiform mole. It can also be associated with placental pathologies. It is required to consult a gynecologist, observing any amount of blood, discharged from the vagina. Among other things, bleeding also requires hospitalization. Read more..
Normally, post-coitaldischarge is profuse and transparent. Pink discharge after a sexual intercourse is a consequence of slight blood loss. It can be associated with the affection of normal or atrophied endothelial lining of the vagina, oncological pathologies or disturbance of the course of pregnancy. Read more..