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Am I leaking amniotic fluid 32 weeks pregnant Bio_geek0324 Due March 23 (girl); South Carolina 18 posts
29th Jan '11

Yesterday I noticed that my discharge was colorless, odorless, and watery. I had my husband smell it to mack sure (tmi I know) and he said the same thing. Today the watery discharge continues. A week ago I went to L/D because I was spotting and they sent me home the same night and said that my daughter was just causing trauma to my bladder but everything else was OK. They told me that my cervix was closed and long. Could my cervix have changed in a week? Please help am I being crazy and over cautious or should i really be worried? I don't want to seem like a hypercondriac

Likeursoperfect [CNL] 2 kids; Gardnerville, Nevada 10260 posts
29th Jan '11

Yes, your cervix can change in a week.



It's most likely urine, but if it were me, I'd get checked to be sure. Better safe than sorry, I think.

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
29th Jan '11

Yes, it can change in a week
Does it smell sweet?

Mrs. A Due January 4; 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 2614 posts
29th Jan '11
Quoting Bio_geek0324:" Yesterday I noticed that my discharge was colorless, odorless, and watery. I had my husband smell it ... [snip!] ... a week? Please help am I being crazy and over cautious or should i really be worried? I don't want to seem like a hypercondriac"


I would go in asap. Even if your cervix hasn't changed, your water can still break. My water broke and I wasn't anymore dilated or effaced then I was when I was checked a couple days before then. If your water is leaking, especially since you are only 32 weeks, you need to go have them do the test to see if your water has leaked, and then they will go from there. Better safe then sorry!

Bio_geek0324 Due March 23 (girl); South Carolina 18 posts
29th Jan '11

It has no smell at all actually. I worried becasue normally the discharge coming from my uhoo is thicker and white ( sorry for the details). My husband thought it was urine as well but its coming from my uhoo and doesnt smeel like urine. I leak when i stand up or sit straight up in bed.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
29th Jan '11

it may just be discharge, amniotic fluid usually smells sweet

Likeursoperfect [CNL] 2 kids; Gardnerville, Nevada 10260 posts
29th Jan '11
Quoting Bio_geek0324:" It has no smell at all actually. I worried becasue normally the discharge coming from my uhoo is thicker ... [snip!] ... it was urine as well but its coming from my uhoo and doesnt smeel like urine. I leak when i stand up or sit straight up in bed."


It could be your water. It's most likely not, but call L&D just in case.

wankawanka TTA since Jan 2007; 15 kids; Kentucky 10553 posts
29th Jan '11

Funny that you mention the spotting. At 30 weeks I had some spotting, nothing major, but I also had. Lots of watery discharge. I went in and had it checked, they even did the microscope test. They gave me a neg for amniotic fluid and sent me home. The discharge continued, mostly only at night though, no more spotting. Then the next week at my reg appt they did my weekly u/s and discovered, guess what? I had NO fluid!!! Why? Because id been leaking it for a week. Mine also had no odor and didn't come out when I coughed or sneezed or even when I stood up or sat up. So I don't think the "rules" alwys apply and even when they check it it could be wrong. I had my son by emergency c section at 31 weeks due to the infection I got for having a broken bag for so long. The infection destroyed my placenta, was in the cord and was probably hours away from getting to my son. So, get it checked. If they say its not and t continues, get it checked again.

DeidreLC 1 child; Spotsylvania, Virginia 1071 posts
29th Jan '11

I went in the other weekend for that as well. I was told that near the last 8 weeks of pregnancy, the discharge can be very watery, and odorless. But I'd call/go in just to make sure.

Bio_geek0324 Due March 23 (girl); South Carolina 18 posts
29th Jan '11

Thanks for all the support. I think i'll go just to be sure now cause im getting slight ccramps. I was told that the test might come back neg but im going anyway