Yellowish sweet smelling discharge


Q: Hello I'm currently 40 weeks +days pregnant and have noticed a watery yellowish sweet smelling discharge what could this be please thank you

Symptoms:  Back ache and tummy tightenings

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.
You have a term pregnancy and crossed dates as well. The field which is watery and yellow , sweet smelling could most probably be the amniotic fluid indicating that the bag of membranes has given away and signs of backache and tummy tightening is suggestive that you have most probably gone into labor.
Kindly do not wait, rush to the ER immediately as the baby's heartbeat has to be monitored and an examination must be done to see how far the labor has progressed and early steps have to be taken for the same. If not in labor, the doctor may choose to deliver you at the earliest, since when membrane leaks happen, delivery is mandatory.Avoid strenuous activity and minimize your movements till you reach the hospital.Drink good amount of water.
Wish you all the best for a safe confinement

Related Q&A

Q: Is it safe to take robitussin DM coughgels while 8 months pregnant ?

Q: What are the chances of getting pregnant from Precum if you last ejaculation was around 12 hours before sex. I'm not ...

Q: What are the chances of getting pregnant from Precum. Her period started October 1 and we had sex on the 9th at aroun...

Q: Is it safe to go to orlando florida if im 6 weeks pregnant?

Q: In July I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. I got my period 4 weeks later. But since then the cycle length has been diffe...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon