The women’s menstrual cycle has different stages that usually last in regular periods of 28 to 32 days, but at each moment of these stages the woman’s body presents changes. From the release of the egg from the ovaries, the journey through the Fallopian tubes and its arrival in the uterus to be able to be fertilized can cause vaginal discharge to present some changes. It is important to know the changes in vaginal discharge to know if everything is going well or not, do you need answers?
Vaginal discharge changes in the menstrual cycle
- During the menstrual cycle and when you are not ovulating and everything is going well, your vaginal discharge may be whitish or somewhat transparent and with a normal texture that you are probably already used to.
- When you are in the ovulation stage and the moment in which you are approaching your highest probability of pregnancy approaches, it is very likely that the flow will begin to change. At this stage, your body tells you that you are more likely to get pregnant thanks to your vaginal discharge. It will become thicker and more viscous, just like egg white. This is so because the cervical mucus is transformed to be able to help the spermatozoa -in the case of unprotected sexual intercourse- so that they can complete their journey and reach the uterus to be able to fertilize it. After this, the flow will return to its normal texture.
- In the event that you notice changes in the vaginal discharge and you see it too yellowish, greenish in color or that it smells bad and also your vagina itches or you notice irritations… this has nothing to do with the menstrual cycle. When you notice changes in vaginal discharge, it is best to see a doctor to check what it is and to find the most appropriate solution for you, especially if you have vaginal fungus or some type of infection.