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Sweet smelling discharge (TMI, sorry) Angela + 1 1/2 1 child; California 57 posts
20th Mar '08

For the past few days my discharge has been really sweet smelling and seems to be a little heavier than normal (even for being pregnant). Its not thick or anything and its not clear; its got kind of a light yellowish tint to it. The only other time I have smelled this type of smell is after my water broke with my first pregnancy. I am only 24 weeks along right now. I just have no idea if I should be worried that I could maybe be leakingamniotic fluid. Or am I just leaking pee and it just happens to smell super sweet for some reason?

Any help/advice you ladies can give me would be great!

Brittany ♥ P 17 kids; Lilburn, Georgia 4064 posts
20th Mar '08

You could have a leak in your water bag, I'd go get checked out.. just in case. From what I've heard, amniotic fluid smells sweet.

Angela + 1 1/2 1 child; California 57 posts
20th Mar '08

That is what I am worried about. I just hate calling my doctor (even though I know that is what they are there for and why they get paid the big bucks) for things and not actually have anything wrong with me. Not that I actually WANT there to be something wrong, but I'm sure you get what I'm saying. And I don't really want to have to strip down and have an exam all for no reason. But, then again, I don't want to be selfish when there could be a problem with my baby. I have an appointment next Thursday and I was hoping to just ask him about it then, but I don't really want to wait if there is actually something wrong. Arg! This is so frustrating! And I can't really find that much info online about the sweet smell. Some sites say the fluid smells sweet, others say it has no smell at all and others say it smells kind of like bleach. I just don't know what to do. All I know is that the sweet smell is overwhelming me everytime I go to the bathroom (which is very often considering my huge belly and the fact that my kung-fu master in training likes to practice his kicks on my bladder).

Brittany ♥ P 17 kids; Lilburn, Georgia 4064 posts
21st Mar '08
Quoting Angela + 1 1/2:
Nightmare in Wonderland 1 child; Alabama 821 posts
21st Mar '08

I've been having semi heavy ( wierd smelling ) discharge for sometime now, and I 've been told it's normal. Though I have to wear panty liners lately so I dont have to go through more than one or two pairs of underwear.

Brittany ♥ P 17 kids; Lilburn, Georgia 4064 posts
21st Mar '08
Quoting Nightmare in Wonderland:
Angela + 1 1/2 1 child; California 57 posts
21st Mar '08

So you ladies are saying that amniotic fluid really does smell sweet? Like heavily sugared water?

I've been through this once before already, you would think I would know what I am doing by now....

Kyle Peters Manitoba 1 posts
12th Nov '10

did u find out what it was? my GF has discharge and she says it smells sweet?