Trying to get pregnant?
Then try using changes in your vaginal discharge during ovulation cycle to help in predicting ovulation. Different phases of the menstrual cycle, possible infections and general state of health reflect themselves in many different ways, including the type of discharge. Quite often women do not really pay attention to what their discharge is like, although the changes in their vaginal discharge may be the first signal of infection, pregnancy or some kind of pathology.
Vaginal discharge is generally something totally normal, but the way it looks and feels changes depending on the stage of a women’s cycle. Right after a women’s periods vaginal discharge may be brown, on usual days it is white and watery.
In a normal, or, to be more exact, in an ideal situation, during ovulation the discharge becomes more profuse, sticky and elastic, similar to egg white in color and consistency. The sticky cervical secretion has a function of helping the semen to get to the egg and protecting it. An environment like this, humid and thick at the same time, is ideal for the movement and survival of the sperm cells, they can remain viable for up to six days mixed with this cervical secretion.
Blood In The Discharge
Sometimes the discharge during ovulation may have pink or brown color, this color is caused by the presence of dead blood cells in the liquid. Sounds menacingly, but it is not necessarily dangerous. This situation may be the result part of the ovulation process where the ovum when ready goes out of the follicle, as this happens, the follicle tears and it may bleed a little.
A similar situation, where your discharge can contain a touch of blood, may occur in the very beginning of the pregnancy, when the fertilized egg implants itself into the lining of uterus, this can be accompanied with more noticeable bleeding.
Everyone Is Different, Pay attention to Your Discharge
The type, amount, color and thickness of the discharge vary from one individual to another. Nobody, especially a web page, will tell you for sure, that these or those parameters are normal. It is a good idea to keep an eye on your own cyclical change to find out what is normal for your body. If you notice something that is not typical for your cycle , there is reason for visiting your gynecologist.
If you start paying attention to your discharge cycle, it can greatly help you in finding out the day of ovulation. Simply calculating the middle of the cycle from a calendar does not always work, ovulation tests are often expensive, unreliable or too uncomfortable to use. But such a simple method as comparing the vaginal discharge can give quite a lot of information.
Finally, brisk changes can be an early symptom of quite serious disorders like various infections, sexually transmitted diseases or even sometimes oncological diseases. Early recognition can contribute to successful recovery and healing.
*** The information contained here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your doctor with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.
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