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Does White Discharge Mean Your Ovulating
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Ovulation: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to when you actually ovulate and have intercourse every other day for a total of five times. The discharge that appears around the time of your ovulation is typically an egg white type discharge and that may be what you are describing. ...Read more
Estrogen stimulation: Cervical mucus is stimulated by the hormone estrogen. If you are taking an estrogen supplement it will stimulate it. Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone so the mucus is suppressed. Sometimes the mucus of the cervix will be stimulated for days before the ovulation occurs. As a woman gets older there is still some estrogen production even if she is not ovulating anymore. ...Read more
No!: See your physician for an exam. There is probably an infection! ...Read more
Hormone response: As long as it doesn't itch or have a bad odor, thick white mucus before your period doesn't mean anythig except that your hormones are changing in preparation for your period. Best wishes! ...Read more
It may mean nothing.: A milky white discharge may be considered normal. It could be an indication of the change in the ph or it could be due to an infection. It depends on a lot of factors. It could also be stress related. The infections that come to mind are both chlamydia or gonorrhea. It would depend on other symptoms with it. No other symptoms and it may mean nothing. An OB/GYN could let you know for sure. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have creamy, pasty, non-stretchy, milky white vaginal discharge? Is it normal?
Could be: The symptoms you are describing are non-specific (e.g. can be related to a variety of scenarios, including normal vaginal discharge). Be vigilant for the development of odor (e.g. fishy, musty, etc...), yellowish color, clumpy/cottage cheese texture among other changes (e.g. vaginal itching). Such changes usually herald an infection of some sort. ...Read more
Normal: What you are describing could be normal. When you ovulate, it is common to see a watery, slimy discharge. After ovulation, a white discharge is normal, as long as it is not causing itching and irritation . Such symptoms could mean you have a yeast or bacterial infection. See a provider if the discharge is causing you to be uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Women are used to changes in their bodies during their cycles. Many women get a lot of mucous right before ovulation and some have a small amount of daily discharge. An abnormal discharge is anything that falls outside of what you are used to, particularly if it has an odor or ...Read more
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