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    Default Amniotic fluid vs pee

    I have had a bad cough for several weeks that has led to some pee leakage which I am going back to the gp again today to try and get sorted.

    However last night after a particularly bad coughing episode I went to the loo, finished up and when I stood up I had some clear odorless fluid start dripping down my legs. I cleaned up and then grabbed a mirror to see exactly where it was coming from and it was not pee!

    I went to emergency and they did the tests and they came back neg and said it was probably urine. I am concerned that perhaps they didn't pick it up as I saw exactly where it was coming from and it was not pee, did not look or smell like pee and was not coming from the right place. I have been getting on and off cramping since sat night which is more painful today but they didn't have much to say about that as my cervix is closed.

    I don't feel confident that it is pee, I've had bladder issues for a while now and I know when I am leaking pee! This was completely different.

    Has this happened to anyone else?

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    That amniotic fluid test isn't accurate and that's why they're not meant to use it on it's own. Mine came back negative but scans showed a definite loss in amniotic fluid.

    I'd be insisting on a scan and monitoring to ensure everything is ok. How far along are you?

    Good luck x

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    I'm 32 weeks, I have a scan in 10 days. she asked me if I was having one and she was happy with that :/ it's ages away though if there is a problem...

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    Yes she had a look, said cervix was closed and did a swab which was neg.

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    Did you go to normal emergency or labour ward?

    I went in to labour ward at 34 weeks with suspected fluid loss and they did that swab test, an internal to look for pooling of waters, a scan and monitoring to check bubs heart rate and look for contractions plus signs of distress.

    Is bub moving a lot? If you're worried I'd be going to labour ward and insisting on a more thorough exam. I wouldn't ignore Mummy instinct x

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    I went to the birth suite and saw the doctor there.

    Bub was/is fine. It's just that I know my body and I know what I saw. I wouldn't go down to emergency at 3am if I suspected it was just wee (why I checked to see where it was coming from - to make sure it wasn't before I go panicking). I've also had too many experiences of drs misdiagnosing or missing things.

    Hmm.


 

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