My wife has a heavy and clumpy discharge instead of a regular period. Could she be pregnant?
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Q. Is heavy and clumpy vaginal discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Answered by  
Dr. Balakrishnan R
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Education: MBBS., DGO

Professional Bio: Dr. Balakrishnan R is an Obstetrics and Gynecologist with 23 years of clinical experience. He completed his MBBS from Bangalore University in 2000. He then completed his DGO at Rajiv Gandhi University... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 24, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My wife is three days late on her period and her discharge is really heavy and clumpy, but she is not spotting. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Answered by  Dr. Balakrishnan R


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A delayed period and heavy, clumpy discharge may or may not be a sign of pregnancy. There are many other factors that can cause changes in the menstrual cycle and vaginal discharge.

If you and your wife are sexually active and her period is late, then pregnancy is a possibility. In this case, I would suggest that she take a home pregnancy test or visit a healthcare provider for a blood test, which is more accurate. However, if the heavy and clumpy discharge is accompanied by other symptoms such as itching, burning, or foul odor, it may indicate a vaginal infection. In this case, your wife should visit a gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment.

I hope this helps.


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