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I also have an irritable uterus, and have already spent one long evening in L&D having the exact same tests run to make sure it's "just" an irritable uterus (which I was pretty sure it was, but wanted to rule out a UTI since I've had those before) By the way, the "will you go into labor within 2 weeks test" is called FFN (Fetal Fibronectin I think is how it's spelled).
As for the discharge vs amniotic fluid, it often is very hard to distinguish. But rest assured that if it's such a small amount that you're not sure, then even if it were amniotic fluid, it would most likely be a small tear or a high tear which leaks so slowly that it causes very little issues. The biggest concern would be infection, but as long as you're otherwise healthy, then no huge worry there either (increase your VitC just to be sure). Remember the mama who has already had her little one? Her water was broken for 3 weeks, and when it broke, it was a GUSH (she said she soaked through 5 pads). How's little Zac doing, by the way, has anyone heard??
You might try wearing a pad or liner so you can capture the discharge and look at it, feel it, even smell it. That might tell you what it is.
There's also pH strips at most pharmacies that you can test the discharge on, I believe that amniotic fluid is very basic, urine is more acidic, but check that to be sure I have it right.
Make sure you increase your intake of water. First of all, it will help with the irritable uterus. But also, if you are leaking a small amount of amniotic fluid, it will help your body replenish it.
By the way, WHY did they do a vaginal ultrasound? Just to get a cervix measurement? That can be done abdominally at this stage pretty easily I thought! Weird.
Mommy to BigBoy Ian (3-17-05) ; LittleBoy Connor (3-3-07) (DiGeorge/VCFS):; BabyBoy Gavin (10-3-09) x3 AngelBaby (1-7-06)