Consequences and complications of brown secretions during pregnancy

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Last reviewed: 18.10.2021

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Usually, the symptoms of brown discharge and pregnancy do not go unnoticed by women, even if it is a beige daub with no other suspicious manifestations. Pregnant women for the most part are very worried about the baby in their womb, so it seems to them that such a symptom can harm the fetus. They can be understood, because the brown color of the secretions gives blood, and menstruation and any other bleeding from the vagina during pregnancy are considered something unusual for this period.

Blood excretion is always associated with damage to the blood vessels, i.e. With traumatizing delicate tissues penetrated by a network of vessels. Such injuries are not uncommon when the amniotic egg is attached to the wall of the uterus or the day before / during labor, which is associated with changes in the endometrium and pressure on the muscles of the uterus. All other injuries are not considered normal, and their consequences may be the most adverse.

The expression “ threatened miscarriage ” in itself suggests that a woman can lose a child if she does not pay attention to the symptoms of precursors. But it is often enough just rest, taking medication hormones (progesterone drugs) or installing a pessary so that the child can be saved from an early birth, when he is not yet capable of living outside of my mother's tummy.

With ectopic pregnancy, which can also signal a brown discharge, the threat exists for the woman herself. About the salvation of the fetus we are no longer talking. But such an abnormal pregnancy is not in the uterus, but in the fallopian tube as the child grows, it can quickly turn into a rupture of the tube itself and severe bleeding. Bleeding is dangerous for a woman’s life and becomes a fairly frequent cause of death for expectant mothers, and rupture of the uterine tube, which cannot be reconstructed, can be a problem if a woman wants to give birth to another child (there is a risk of conception problems).

The signal that the child has ceased to develop in the womb is very important for a woman, because it is not always accompanied by miscarriage or premature birth. Sometimes the dead fetus, together with the exfoliated placenta, remains in the uterus, where it decays, and harmful toxic products enter the mother’s blood, poisoning her body and worsening her health. A purulent process can begin in the uterus, which in severe cases requires removal of the organ.

In most cases, the cystic skid also requires surgical abortion. The exception is a multiple pregnancy with partial blistering. But even in this case, a pregnant woman will be under the constant supervision of doctors until the birth. The fact is that sometimes “clusters” grow into the wall of the uterus, causing a violation of its properties and tumor processes.

All that we have written above is more characteristic of early pregnancy, when both normal and pathological discharge may appear with an equal degree of probability. In order to understand how dangerous brown discharge during pregnancy, you need to pay attention to how much they go. Single discharges that last no more than 2–3 days are considered normal, even if they are repeated during the entire first pregnancy 1 time per month. But the discharge, which lasts more than 5-7 days, must necessarily alert the woman, and it does not matter whether other symptoms appear or not.

In the second semester of pregnancy, any colored discharge that is not related to taking medication can be considered pathological, and the sooner a diagnosis is made, the better for the expectant mother and her child. With detachment and presentation of the placenta, the  symptoms of brown secretions during pregnancy  make it possible to suspect pathology in time and, if possible, prevent complications. Usually detachment occurs gradually. But the greater the gap of tissues, the more it affects the child’s condition; the child lacks the nutrients and oxygen necessary for his life in connection with circulatory disorders.

If you take all measures and stop the placental abruption, you can gain time and prolong the pregnancy until the baby is ready for an “independent” life. In pregnancy for more than 32 weeks, stimulation of the birth process is required, because in this case, the child is more likely to survive and be born healthy than stay in the womb and undergo hypoxia.

Ignoring the symptoms of placental abruption, a woman risks losing the baby and dying herself if severe bleeding opens. The same can be said about the presentation, which affects the technique of pregnancy and the choice of methods of delivery. For example, doctors prefer to give birth in such patients by cesarean section, which prevents such complications as heavy bleeding and rupture of the uterus. And before the birth, the future mummy will have to take a thorough care: rest more, lie with a raised pelvis, avoid constipation and hard work, try not to be nervous, etc.

Brown discharge in combination with a high tone of the uterus is considered non-dangerous only on the eve of childbirth, because it is they that signal the imminent onset of a joyful event. During other periods of pregnancy, they should be treated as a symptom of violations that could lead to the loss of a child, and therefore require urgent intervention by specialists.

It should be understood that often silencing problems leads to complications that in the future become an obstacle to the conception and birth of the next child. The successful resolution of an ectopic pregnancy and a blistering skid leaves a woman a chance to become a mother in the future, although this will have to wait at least six months for the body to recover. But the rupture of the fallopian tube and inflammation of the inner lining of the uterus can be a serious obstacle to conception.

Are brown secretions dangerous during pregnancy?

Even experienced doctors cannot unequivocally answer this question, because there are several reasons for the appearance of such a symptom, and among them are both physiological and pathological. Doctors relate to the management of pregnant women especially scrupulous and attentive, because they understand their responsibility for the life of not one, but two (and in the case of multiple pregnancies of three, four or more) people.

It is clear that in such conditions they prefer that the young mother should seek advice even on the most innocuous symptoms, rather than hold back serious problems. It is unlikely that an obstetrician-gynecologist will condemn mommy, who pays attention to brown secretions, even if they are not associated with the disease. After all, to understand the cause of the symptom is possible only after the examination of the patient. So in order to avoid dangerous consequences and complications, it is better to be safe and clarify the cause of brown secretions than to torture yourself with emotions and worries and only complicate your situation.

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