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Dr Ted Manos, Board Certified OB/GYN
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My wife is 16 weeks pregnant we have seen heartbeat just 2

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hello doctor
My wife is 16 weeks pregnant
we have seen heartbeat just 2 days back
lately she is having vaginal discharge like clear watery
is this normal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
few days back it was only 1-2 drops
today it was 3-4 drops every few hours
it is odorless and colorless
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Manos, M.D., board certified ObGyn. At 16 weeks you would be concerned if it was amniotic fluid leaking this early. It probably would gush more than drops. It could be urine as the pregnancy is getting big enough to press on the bladder. I think you should contact your ob doctor to check any of the discharge for amniotic fluid. They might do an ultrasound to see if the amniotic fluid volume has changed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the amniotic fluid test strips OTC
do you think that are accurate to use or a ultrasound is needed
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.
They're valuable if they turn the color right off
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.
It actually measures acid level and if the number is ***** 8 then could be amniotic fluid. Vaginal discharge less than 6