September 2011 Moms
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leaking amniotic fluid or is it just urine?

TMI alert!!!

On Sunday after having intercourse with hubby we were laying in bed watching TV.  I rolled over and had this huge gush of "stuff" come out of me and I know I did not urinate on myself.  When I went to the bathroom my panties were soaked.  I thought it was very odd as this has never happened before (this is my third pregnancy) but brushed it off as a fluke.

 Now three days have gone by and I have noticed that several times a day I get that gush like feeling, although not to the extent it was the first time.  I don't think it is urine because it has happened a couple times after I have use the restroom. 

I go for a check-up tomorrow in the early morning but part of me feels like I should call now.  What should I do?

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Re: leaking amniotic fluid or is it just urine?

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    Definitely call your OB today. Not something you want to guess at. I was just reading today that you have do the sniff test to discern if it's fluid or urine: if it smells like ammonia, it's mostly likely urine. If it has a sweeter smell, it's probably fluid. Either way, I'd be calling my OB to be on the safe side.
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    Does it smell like urine? If no then thats probable not it. I would call just to be sure, but its probably your cervical mucus which you are having an abundance of right now.
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    Well, after intercourse, it could be female ejaculation ("squirting" as it's known in the porn realm). But the other times - not quite sure. I'd ask your OB for sure.
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    I would definitely call your OB asap.  I've been leaking urine for weeks now, and that doesn't sound like urine.  If it was just the one time right after sex, I'd say maybe it was your husband's semen, but if you're having gushes, you need to take that seriously.  I don't mean to scare you--you just don't want to mess around with that.  Better safe than sorry.
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    jgilesjgiles member
    call your OB today
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    kelyr1kelyr1 member
    It doesn't smell like urine or anything else, really. 
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    It doesn't smell like urine or anything else, really. 

    Amniotic fluid either smells like nothing, or some people say it smells slightly sweet.  Seriously--call your OB like yesterday.  Keep us posted.

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    CALL NOW! please ) : not something to play around with and we dont want anything to happen!Goodluck!
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    Definitely call your OB.  But don't panic too much.  I had a similar situation (where I wasn't sure what was coming out of me but it went on for a couple days and had different tones including one day that looked a little brownish like it had blood in it) and the OB on call was happy to answer my questions.  Turned out to be nothing but I'm glad I got it checked out.  It could easily just be a vaginal discharge (very common, and can come out in spurts or as a steady trickle) but better safe than sorry.
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    Call right away! Please let us know how it goes and good luck!
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    GinkeezGinkeez member
    I agree.  You should call now and get in there to check it out as soon as possible.
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    i would call , GL
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    kelyr1kelyr1 member
    Just to update everyone...I did call and they had me come in to be sure.  They said it was not amniotic fluid and my cervix is still closed...whew!  (I was a little worried about this because with my first I started dilating at 22 weeks and had kidney stones).  Baby girl's heartbeat was good. 

    Thanks for pushing me into going so my mind could be at ease last night!
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