Can Vaginal Itching Occur As An Early Sign Of Pregnancy?


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Mark Harley Profile
Mark Harley answered
It is possible that vaginal itching can be an early sign of pregnancy, due to the increase in vaginal discharge during pregnancy.

Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy
Discharge is extremely common during pregnancy due to a marked increase in the turnover of vaginal lining cells. An increase of hormones trigger the thickening of the vaginal wall in order to protect the baby and this can produce a white and odorless discharge called leukorrhea.

It's harmless and needs no treatment. But due to an increase of discharge, newly pregnant women are much more prone to yeast infections which can result in vaginal itching.

Vaginal Itching and Yeast Infections
Symptoms of a yeast infection include a thick, white and curd-like vaginal discharge, itching, burning and redness around the vagina and vulva, and painful urination. Neither a bacterial nor a yeast infection presents a direct hazard to your baby, and both can be treated during pregnancy.

Symptoms of Pregnancy
Other early signs of pregnancy include tender breasts, nausea, headaches, fatigue. Up to 70% of expectant mothers experience nausea which, contrary to popular belief, does not just occur in the morning, but is possible at any time of the day or night.

These symptoms are extremely common but every woman is different and the best treatment is rest and relaxation. Crackers, ginger and soda water are excellent treatments to settle the stomach and drinking plenty of fluids is vital, particularly if you have been sick.

Dizziness or feeling faint is also common due to the dilation of blood vessels. This can be treated through taking plenty of breaks and standing up slowly and carefully. Other less common signs can include nose bleeds and bladder infections.

Within four months your body should have adjusted to the changes so symptoms such as nausea should have subsided but may be replaced by aches and pains due to the increasing size of the baby.
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Anonymous answered
I had 'flu-like symptoms yesterday, have been feeling nauseous for two days prior to that. I had light pink spotting when I wiped today and my vagina itches/burns!

I know that my husband and I had intercourse right around ovulation time and my gut instinct tells me (since the day after we had sex) that I am pregnant!

I will find out tomorrow because I had a blood test done today!  P.S. My mom said that 35 years ago her only sign of being pregnant was an itchy vagina!
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I had an itchy vag and I thought it was a yeast infection. It lasted for a week or more but the itch wasn't intense enough for me to notice. I went to the doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong with me, no yeast infection or STDs.

A couple weeks later I found out I was pregnant, and it went away on its own. But now, oh lord it's happening again, and I'm scared to go to the doctor.
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I'm in the same boat - my hubby and I had intercourse on, before, and after ovulation. About 5 to 7 days afterwards, I had one pink show when I wiped and nothing after that. My dot (period) was due on the first.

For the last three days I've been getting the feeling I'm going to throw up, but never done so. I'm itchy - not like dig-at-my-vag itchy - but the cross-your-legs-and-wiggle itchy. I have so much discharge its like my vag is half-bulldog, but there is no burning or smell.
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Anonymous answered
I also have itching on vaginal area and discharge vaginal fluid is the sign of pregnancy.
Jamie LaFournaise Profile
Some people are so ignorant, itching does not mean any diseases - I had lots of external itching with my son and with my second pregnancy. I've only been with one guy, who is my husband.

There's so much going on with your body. It's normal. I would highly recommend going to your doctor so he/she can prescribe the right cream/prescription to relieve you. Each and every pregnancy/symptoms are different.
Hayley Louise bush Profile
The bleeding could be implantation bleeding, which is not your usual flow it is more like the end of your period - brownish and pinkish and lasts only a couple of days. Having a lot of mucus (vaginal discharge) can be a sign of pregnancy, but itching, I'm not sure, it sounds more like an infection. Best do a test or go to your doctors for a check up.
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Carlos Marino answered

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Anonymous answered
I have had three children, but my vagina never itched with any of them. I would strongly recommend you see your doctor or go to the local health department for some possible STD testing. And unless you are married, never have unprotected sex again!

No I am not your mother - hopefully I am way too young to be.

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