Changed and Increased Discharge after Conception


Why is it that I got a changed and increased discharge after conception? Does vaginal discharge change after conception? Learn about the increased, white, clear or brown discharge after conception.

If you are one of those women who love their pink so much, you must be aware of the color of the discharge that comes out of it. Now picture this, you are married or with a stable partner and you have had sex on several occasions. Then you notice that the discharge from you pink has changed in color. What would you do?

Changed and Increased Discharge after Conception
Changed and Increased Discharge after Conception

Would you run to the nearest gynecologist and start claiming that you have been infected with an STD?  The changed discharge is due to conception, so relax you are safe from STDs. Instead, you should start celebrating because you are soon going to be a mother. Changed and increased discharge after conception is common in women who have conceived. The discharge is one of the early signs of conception.

Does Discharge Change After Conception

So many changes occur in your body after conception and the vaginal discharge is one of them. The vaginal discharge change after conception due to the increased estrogen levels in the blood. Additionally, blood flow increases to the cervix.

If you experience this discharge at the beginning of your usual time of menses, it may appear as if you are bleeding.  If you notice the spotting, do not be worried, it is not your period, but a sign of conception. The pinkish brown color is from blood of your previous cycle and it should not alarm you as well.

However, not all women experience discharge change after conception. Therefore, if you suspect that you have conceived, you could probably be right.

Increased Discharge After Conception

After conception and especially at the time of implantation, there is more blood flow to your cervical region. Consequently, the secretions in order to protect your uterus during pregnancy line it and the mucus seal it off. During this process, there is increased discharge after conception from the vagina.

White Discharge After Conception

Your pink may produce a milky white discharge after conception called leucorrhea, although it may be difficult to distinguish from the normal mucus you experience at the beginning and end of your menses. It is thin, milky, and has a mild odor.  This discharge should cause you no worry, however, if you notice it together with other signs such as breast tenderness or mild cramping, take a pregnancy test to confirm whether it is positive.

When you observe this white discharge, do not make unnecessary treatments to your vagina such as douching, treating yourself for yeast infections or using tampons and vaginal pellets. This discharge is a sign of conception and it comprises secretions from the vagina and the cervix, other cells from the uterine wall and normal bacterial substances. It will also be increased in nature than the usual mucus.

The increase in the mucus is because of a seal formation in the cervix. The white discharge after conception keeps bacteria and other pathogens out of the uterus as the pregnancy progresses. Later you may also notice less secretion and feel generally dried up in the vaginal area, which might not last the entire pregnancy. The white lotion like discharge resembles egg whites.

It is however important to note the difference in appearance between discharge after ovulation and post conception discharge. The white discharge after conception increases to lubricate the birth canal in preparation for the baby to pass through at birth.In most cases, people describe having an egg white consistency after conception.

The mucus after ovulation is often clear and elastic and it becomes thicker, even though a much less discharge. If a woman has conceived, her mucus may be similar to what she would expect after ovulation in a non-pregnant cycle. However, this may vary from one woman to the next.

Other discharges not related to conception:

  • Greenish or  yellowish discharge
  • White discharge
  • Brown discharge

Clear Discharge After Conception

Clear discharge after conception is watery and thick. The mucus consistency indicates that your body is going through ovulation. Therefore, if you notice a clear discharge after conception, you need to take a test to confirm the results. It could be that you have not conceived yet.

Clear Discharge After Conception
Clear Discharge After Conception

Brown Discharge After Conception

Brown discharge after conception can be a sign of trouble in the pregnancy. It can signify miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. Therefore, you should watch out. Consult your obstetrician when you see a brown discharge on your panties and you are not sure that you have conceived. This is because some infections such as Chlamydia may cause brown spotting. Similarly, vagina dryness increases the likelihood of spotting after intercourse. Medical issues unrelated to pregnancy, like a bladder infection, can also cause brown discharge after conception.

Brownish Discharge After Conception

Brownish discharge after conception is unusual. If you experience it though, do not worry, as it could not be a sign of a pregnancy-related problem, there are several reasons why this may occur.One of the common reasons for brownish spotting is implantation.

Apart from its brownish color, the discharge may sometimes be reddish, or pinkish, and is often the first sign of conception. Implantation bleeding is most likely to occur during the first two weeks after conception. As the uterus makes way to accommodate the growing embryo, some light bleeding occurs. Since this bleeding is slow and is not part of the active menses, the blood is often light brown by the time it exits the body. Brown discharge is therefore often half-dried blood.

Vaginal discharge after conception is a common occurrence amongst many women. However, like many other experiences in our bodies it could signify virtually anything. Be vigilant after conception to avoid and prepare for complications that could arise from it.

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