How would you even know if it's a really slow leak? I've been super paranoid about this for the last two weeks or so.
It first started two weeks ago (or somewhere around that time) and my OH and I were sitting outside playing cards and my pants got really wet. I figured it was just the chair, because it had rained the day before. I went inside and the wetness on my pants smelled really sweet. I know that could be a sign, but I didn't think much of it because I was convinced it was just the rain that had gotten absorbed into the chair cushion.
This week I've been noticing that when I sit down (not all the time though) it feels like I peed my pants a little. It happens at least once a day. And the past two days, my underwear have been really wet. Once in a while it does have the sweet smell that I noticed from when my OH and I played cards. I've also been having a lot of nasty discharge that doesn't seem unusual on it's own, but combined with everything else, is making me paranoid it's more.
And then yesterday, my OH and I had sex and afterwards I got painful braxton hicks (at least, that's what I think) that came 3, 5, 2, and 10 minutes apart. They went away and I went to sleep and haven't had anymore since.
I really don't want to go to the hospital if it's nothing. I hate being over-dramatic about it but I'm so scared. I think reading about what it could be and what could happen if it was a fluid leak makes me more paranoid. It might also be that since I know what some of the signs are, it's clouding my judgement as to what's really going on.
So if anyone can help me out at all, that would be great. Sorry this is so long and kind of rambling.
If it is a leak you need to get to the hospital, you would need to be on antibiotics to prevent infection. If you have a pair of "wet" underwear take them in. They will do a swab and check if it is fluids.
The only other words of advice I have for you is to go in and get it checked out. It is easier for them to say it's nothing than for them to say we're sorry there is nothing we can do. They are there to help and reassure you.
I do agree with the other girls that you need to get checked out, but I mentioned this to my midwife a few weeks ago as I was getting the creamy discharge that I have had all pregnancy, but it was also starting to get more watery, and my underwear is also getting soaked. She said it was normal to leak a little fluid towards the end of the pregnancy (I was 30wks at the time)
As you mentioned that the leak could have started 2 weeks ago I'd say you really need to get checked by your doctor incase the fluid around the baby is getting low.
If it turns out not to be amniotic fluid but it is something you're still worried about you can get some panty-liner type things designed specifically to detect the presence of amniotic fluid - called Amniosense in the UK (www.amniosense.com) or AmniScreen in the US (see www.amniScreen.com), that you can order online.
Ok, so I've been putting off calling the doctor and/or the OB department at the hospital just because I don't want to be dramatic. Which I know is a really stupid reason, but it seems like every weekend I've been up at the ER or after hours clinic. Plus, I have a doctor's appointment Wednesday, so I keep thinking that I can just bring it up then.
I figure it's worth mentioning that when I went to the after hours clinic last week it was because I thought I had a yeast infection. They did testing and it wasn't that, it wasn't trichomoniasis (which I think is some sort of STD), and it didn't seem like a bacterial vaginal infection. I know, for sure, that it's not an STD like chlamidia or anything, because my OH and I have only been with each other. So the results were basically inconclusive. And I never called and got the results this week because I've been having some issues with my insurance and couldn't go to the doctor at all.
Could last weeks events (or a possible infection) have anything to do what this could be?
I hope you guys answer quickly. I guess if I have to, I'll call the OB department, although I've been trying to put it off. My mind is just running around in circles with this.
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