Typically, clear vaginal discharge can appear at almost any time during the menstrual cycle, being most noticeable on certain days. Today we will be talking about this subject, taking the period as a point of reference.
Clear vaginal discharge before, during and instead of the period
Ovulation takes place several weeks before the period begins. This is a phase of high vaginal moisture, the flow becomes viscous, abundant and transparent; It is said that the woman produces up to 30 times more flow compared to the rest of the menstrual cycle. As you see, it is a completely normal increase, it should not be a concern for you. It should be noted that this is the stage of greatest fertility and that if you want to conceive pregnancy, you must have sex in those days.
As the period approaches, the amount of flow decreases, but we will continue noticing the presence of a clear, whitish and creamy flow. (See: White flow before period Is it normal? What’s wrong with me?)
Some women may feel worried because instead of the period they have experienced only a clear and watery discharge. On the one hand, it is possible that it is only a menstrual delay due to hormonal fluctuations in your body, but it could also be a sign of pregnancy if the woman has had unprotected sex on her fertile days. (See: Resolved questions about vaginal discharge in pregnancy)
If you are pregnant, you may also experience other symptoms such as breast tenderness, nausea, fatigue. To get rid of doubts I recommend you to do a pregnancy test or request a blood test to check the presence of hCG hormone.
Clear waterly discharge can also occur during the period, although we can not easily distinguish it. In those days we continue to produce cervical mucus, but obviously it comes out mixed with the menstrual blood. If you look closely you can see that the blood acquires a slippery texture, instead of watery; that indicates that you have also released clear flow.
Having this type of flow, before, during and after the period, is an inherent event for women of reproductive age. As long as there are no unusual discomforts that may indicate an infection, there is nothing to worry about.
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