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A 22-year-old female asked:

what does thin stretchy cervical mucus mean? and do you get it days before your period

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Nothing: It is an old wives tale and NOT Medicine that says there is any meaning to any cervical or vaginal mucous or discharge. In reality following any of these 'substances' as an indicator of any part of the menstrual cycle is unreliable and unnecessary.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Increase of cervical mucus day before period is due. Is this normal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Cervical mucus is often related to to hormonal changes. The changes just prior to your period may lead to some extra cervical mucus sometimes. No need to worry unless there is irritation, itching, or an abnormal color to the discharge.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Should i be worried about an increase of cervical mucus day before period is due?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Cervical mucus: No, this is normal and most likely due to hormonal fluctuations. If it burns, itches or has a foul odor, you will want to see your doctor though.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Isn't it unusual to to have a big increase in cervical mucus the day before your period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it is normal: Yes it can be normal.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for cervical mucus to decrease a few days before your period starts?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It can and it is ok: Yes it is normal for cervical mucus to decrease before periods.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have cervical mucus 5 days after your period?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Nothing: An increased mucousy vaginal discharge is not necessarily abnormal. Estrogen levels are increasing beginning at this point in the cycle and might explain your symptoms.

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