We all look at our discharge as something that appears unspecified. Notwithstanding, every type of discharge tells you about the different hormonal changes going on in your body. Most women experience one tablespoon of discharge each day which may be of a different color and texture for every woman.
The likelihood of noticing a discharge is more before your menstrual period comes. This blog explains what does such discharge tell about your body and when to get medical attention.
When you observe discharge before your menstruation date, it is often filled with fluid and cells which are passed through the vagina. This is called leukorrhea which can seldom look slightly yellow.
What does it tell?
This phase of your menstrual cycle is known to be a luteal phase. Women have progesterone hormones which increase as they come closer to the menstruation. The level of progesterone hormones is higher during this phase. This can make your discharge look white
Unlike white and cloudy in the earlier case, if the discharge is clear, it means that the level of estrogen hormones is more in your body.
Natural family planning:
Earlier, women would use this discharge to understand potential fertility. Though there’s no study on this concept, however, many women even today use this strategy for their family planning.
You are considered to be more fertile when the mucus is thin or stretchy. This can occur when your egg is releasing. This is often experienced around your ovulation period.
On the other hand, thick or white discharge/ cervical mucus can tell you that you are less fertile during this period. You’ll observe this type of discharge at the start of your menstrual period or before-mid-menstrual-cycle phase.
Your discharge is a sign that your vagina is healthy except when experience the following factors along with your discharge:
- Burning and painful urination
- Discomfort in the vagina and the genitals
- Cottage cheese type discharge
- The discharge has an odor
You should see your healthcare provider as soon as you observe any of the aforementioned changes experienced during your menstrual cycle. You may not experience such discharge if you are undergoing a medical abortion procedure.
Categorised in: Women Health
This post was written by Marcella