Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. What exactly is vaginal discharge?
Before ovulation the release of the eggthere is a lot of mucous produced, up to 30 times more than after ovulation. It is also more watery and elastic during that phase of your cycle. You may want to wear panty liners during that time.
Read on for more info on what clear, stretchy discharge could mean for your body. Ovulation refers to the point in the middle of your cycle when your body releases an egg for potential fertilization. As you approach this point in your cycle, cervical mucus production increases.
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Just like other parts of your body, the vagina has built-in mechanisms to protect itself, producing lubrication, carrying away dead tissue, and removing unwanted bacteria. They are normally about the size of a small pea and send fluid to the vagina through small tubes. This fluid lubricates the vulva and the vagina.
Morning sickness, fatigue and those achy, achy feet. You knew pregnancy was going to come with a whole host of common symptoms. But is watery vaginal discharge par for the course too?
Hormonal changes throughout a woman's reproductive cycle change the amount and consistency of this mucus. Cervical mucus may also be called cervical fluids. Your vaginal discharge is fertile when it resembles raw egg whites.
Burris describes vaginal discharge as fluid released by glands in the vagina and cervix. The fluid carries dead cells and bacteria out of the body, and vaginal discharge helps keep the vagina clean and prevent infection. Burris also says normal vaginal discharge varies in amount and ranges in color from clear to milky, white discharge.
Hormone fluctuations cause your cervix to secrete a discharge called cervical mucus during your cycle. It changes in appearance, texture and amount throughout the month based on your estrogen levels. And during your period? You produce the least amount of cervical mucus immediately after your period.