Pink leaks: causes and when to worry

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Pink leaks

It is completely normal to have vaginal discharge during the month, it can be related to ovulation and fertile days, conception or a light spotting. But what are the causes of pink leaks, in pregnancy, during the month and during menopause? Let's be clear.

In this article

  • Pink discharge and early pregnancy
  • Pink discharge in pregnancy
  • Pink and cycle losses
  • Pink discharge in menopause

Pink discharge and early pregnancy

When the pregnancy test is positive, emotions assail us, as well as worries: will everything be okay? Is the pregnancy progressing as it should? Certainly of the slight loss of pinkish color they can make us fear that something is going wrong, but in reality this is not always the case.

Pink leaks, I'm pregnant

During the nesting it is normal to have small implantation losses, linked precisely to the engraftment of the embryo in the uterine walls. When should we expect plant losses? Not all women have implantation losses, but if they do occur they appear about ten days after conception.

Pink discharge in the first weeks of pregnancy

The egg, traveling along the fallopian tubes, met a sperm and was fertilized. At this point it moves to reach the uterus, where it will attach itself to the walls of the uterus. About 15 days have passed since conception and the embryo's engraftment could give rise to slight losses which are accompanied by other symptoms typical of the first weeks of pregnancy, namely:

  • frequent urination;
  • morning sickness;
  • sore breasts;
  • fatigue.

Pink discharge in pregnancy

When should i worry if vaginal discharge occurs during pregnancy?

Losses rose in the first quarter

As we have said in the first weeks of gestation it is normal to have losses, related to the implant or to leucorrhea, an abundance of cervical mucus typical of pregnancy what can be mixed with blood. However, 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, usually before the fetus reaches 10 weeks of gestation. Symptoms can come on suddenly and also include pink discharge or heavy red bleeding. Other symptoms that may indicate spontaneous termination of pregnancy:

  • pain or cramps in the lower abdomen
  • vaginal blood loss to granules and clots
  • fainting.

Il bleeding in early pregnancy This may be normal, but it is important to report pink discharge or other miscarriage symptoms to your gynecologist. Blood loss can also be a symptom of an ectopic or tubal pregnancy
When the embryo does not go to nest in the uterus but in the fallopian tubes we speak of ectopic pregnancy and spotting and discharge can be one of the symptoms, associated with:

  • sharp pain in the abdomen, pelvis, neck or shoulder
  • unilateral pelvic pain
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • rectal pressure

Blood loss in pregnancy

It is good to talk to your doctor about any bleeding that occurs during pregnancy. Pink discharge can be normal, especially during the implantation period or early pregnancy. But any pain, dizziness, tissue, or blood loss could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

Pink and cycle losses

While it is normal to have bleeding, even heavy, during menstruation, pink discharge can make us think.

Cycle coming

In the premenstrual phase we can have slight pink discharge, which is nothing more than vaginal secretions mixed with blood, and this gives a pink hue.

Halfway through the cycle

If menstruation is regular, ovulation will occur in the middle of the month and therefore in these days it is normal to have a leucorrhea, that is, abundant vaginal discharge because it increases the amount of vaginal mucus, useful for promoting conception. It is not uncommon, however, for these discharges to have a slightly pinkish color.

If, on the other hand, the menstruation is irregular we may have a day or two of light colored discharge and bleeding, several times during the month. Moreover low estrogen levels can cause pink discharge at different times of the cycle: this hormone helps stabilize the uterine lining, on the contrary in case of low estrogen levels it is easy for the lining of the uterus to fall apart causing irregular discharge of various colors.

Other symptoms of a low estrogen level are:

  • hot flashes;
  • insomnia;
  • mood swings;
  • depression;
  • difficulty concentrating;
  • bone loss;
  • weight gain;
  • urinary tract infections.

In the presence of these symptoms it is good to contact the gynecologist to evaluate the possibility of doing a hormonal dosage and an ultrasound to identify any disorders, such aspolycystic ovary.

Remember if you started taking one contraceptive pill or you have changed it, this could cause estrogen imbalance and consequently irregular spotting. It will take a few months for the body to adapt to the drug, then everything will return to normal.

After the cycle

Normally the Menses for four or five days, however, it is quite normal for it not to stop suddenly and for a day or two to continue to have slight, more subtle bleeding.

Read also: Pregnancy Symptoms or Menstrual Symptoms?

Pink discharge in menopause

La perimenopause is the period of time when the woman's body is going through menopause. During this time, estrogen levels rise and fall unpredictably. This imbalance can cause pink spots or irregular periods. Other symptoms include:

  • hot flashes
  • trouble sleeping
  • vaginal dryness
  • mood swings.

I symptoms of perimenopause typically begin between the ages of 30 and 40, but escalate after 40 years. It is therefore a rather long period which then ends with menopause and therefore with the disappearance of menstruation.

Pink discharge can therefore be linked to an abnormal menstrual cycle or a temporary side effect as the body adjusts to perimenopause. However, after menopause, pink vaginal discharge should always be reported to your gynecologist.


  • Mayo Clinic
  • Vaginal Discharge: Possible Causes
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