Leaking Amniotic Fluid??

Updated on May 07, 2016
R.M. asks from Albany, CA
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Hi ladies currently 28 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 and have been noticing quite heavy discharge down below but also a trickle maybe twice a day when using the bathroom! Very worried could be a small leak?? Had previous baby by c section! Too much info but leak and discharge have a sweet smell! Debating whether or not to go to doctor ! Any advice or similar experiences would help a lot!

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answers from San Diego on

This is a question for your doctor. Give their office a call and ask. If it it outside office hours they will direct you to the nurses line who will advise you on what to do from there.
Not being a doctor and not seeing you in person means we have no way at all of knowing the answer to your question.

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answers from San Francisco on

Just CALL the doctor, the 24 hour nurse/on call line, no need to wait until Monday, call now.

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answers from Atlanta on

you need to see your OB/GYN. Call them NOW. Don't wait.

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answers from Washington DC on


Welcome to mamapedia. Why have you NOT called your doctor??

My youngest son was 4 weeks early - born with pneumonia and flat lined on me when he was a mere 4 hours old. He's now 13 years old and the first year was hard.

I had a high leak. GO TO YOUR DOCTOR.

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answers from Philadelphia on

I would not mess around with these symptoms. Call your OB and follow their advice. A doctor will call you back in minutes and tell you how to proceed.

If it were me though I would call my OB and tell them that I was on my way to the hospital. It is far better to be safe than sorry.

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answers from Norfolk on

Talk to your doctor.
When a baby is sitting on your bladder, sometimes you can't empty it fully when you relieve yourself.
If you shift position or move your belly a bit, you might be able to void more completely.
If you're well hydrated, pee won't have much of a smell.
If you really are leaking amniotic fluid, then your doctor might put you on bed rest to see if it'll heal up - and you might need to do everything you can to delay a premature birth for as long as you can.
You really need to discuss this with your doctor because leaking a little pee is nothing to worry about but leaking amniotic fluid is serious - and you NEED to find out which is going on.

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answers from Phoenix on

Your doctor can do a very fast, very easy, painless test to see if the fluid is amniotic fluid or not. There is absolutely no reason not to get it checked out.

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answers from Portland on

I don't to alarm you, but questions like these always make me nervous - when they're about pregnancy. You really should go get checked out. The sweet smell bit reminds me of a mom who posted this same type of question a while back.

I had to Google - this is from MedlinePlus

"Sometimes when fluid leaks out slowly, women mistake it for urine. If you notice fluid leaking, use a pad to absorb some of it. Look at it and smell it. Amniotic fluid usually has no color and does not smell like urine (it has a much sweeter smell)."

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answers from Philadelphia on

This is nothing to play with. Go to the doctor ASAP.

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answers from Miami on

Why are you asking complete strangers who can't diagnose you one iota, but "debating" whether or not to go to the doctor? If you're leaking amniotic fluid, you open yourself up to infection. WHY are you asking here?

Get off the internet and go to your OB.

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answers from Boston on

Sometimes it's nothing, sometimes it's something. There's no way for us to tell. Your OB has a 24/7 line - I wouldn't fool around on an internet site for a medical question. I'd call the doctor today. If he/she isn't available, there's always a partner on call.

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answers from Washington DC on

As a reminder per Mamapedia Guidelines:

Medical questions may be asked, HOWEVER, please know that the first and best source for the answers to all such questions will alway be an appropriate certified professional. Please always consult such a professional in these matters first and foremost.


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