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What kind of cervical mucus I should have when ovulating?

What kind of cervical mucus I should have when ovulating?

Thin watery: Close to ovulation mucus becomes thin, watery, odorless. There are more accurate ways to identify impending ovulation as ovulation predictor kits that measure lh surge in urine. Ovulation ensues about 12- 36 hours after surge. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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What kind of cervical mucus should I have when ovulating?

Thin and watery: The cervical mucus becomes thin and watery in the days leading up to ovulation. Following ovulation it becomes thick. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have a lot of white cervical mucous after ovulation?

What could cause me to have a lot of white cervical mucous after ovulation?

Normal: Around the time of ovulation and for up to 36 hours later, the cervix produces copious amount of cervical mucous. Up to 50% of women have a discharge of this mucous around ovulation. The mucous can mix with the vaginal discharge, giving it a whitish appearance. Don't forget, it could also be semen coming out of the vagina (which is also normal). ...Read more

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What if you have a the symptoms of ovulation but no cervical mucus? Does it mean i really didnt ovulate?

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What if you have a the symptoms of ovulation but no cervical mucus?  Does it mean i really didnt ovulate?

Use a kit: try using a ovulation kit which is more accurate than going by signs. you can ovulate without increased mucus ...Read more

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If I have a watery type like cervical mucus. Does that mean Im close to start my period?

If I have a watery type like cervical mucus. Does that mean Im close to start my period?

Wives Tales: Vaginal or cervical discharge or mucous are not to be used as any reliable indicator of any part of the menstrual cycle. No it does not mean that. It may also mean nothing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have a lot of stretchy cervical mucus after you already ovulated could you be pregnant ?

What does it mean if u have a lot of stretchy cervical mucus after you already ovulated could you be pregnant ?

Only if period miss: I would not suspect pregnancy unless you've missed a period. If period isn't due yet, the stretchy mucous would make me suspect that you didn't ovulate this month. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Mucus kind of blood when menstruating, should I be concerned?

Mucus kind of blood when menstruating, should I be concerned?

That should be ok: The inner uterine wall is shedding - so there is tissue mixed in with blood. ...Read more

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Why do I have i have a lot of cervical mucus dripping out?

Why do I have i have a lot of cervical mucus dripping out?

See below: It's probably the result of changing hormone levets. Other causes include infection and inflammation. ...Read more

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Why do I have egg white cervical mucus during my period?

It is normal: It is normal to have egg white discharge before during and after oeriods due to increased cervical mucus in some wimen. ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus when i'm on depo?

Thickens: Depoprovera is progesterone. This thickens cervical mucus, which is part of how it prevents pregnancy. ...Read more

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When ovultion occurs, what type of dischage do you have? Is it normal to have a lot today and tomorrow none?

When ovultion occurs, what type of dischage do you have? Is it normal to have a lot today and tomorrow none?

Thin: When you ovulate, your discharge is thin and watery, not thick and stringy. The amount to discharge, to my knowledge, doesn't change significantly, but rather the texture of the discharge changes. Think about it.... In order for sperm to move easily in the vagina and cervix, the body will have thin discharge around ovulation. When it's not ovulation, discharge prohibits sperm and is viscous. ...Read more

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Can I have thick & stretchy cervical mucus on 12th day of my cycle even if I am not ovulating ?Specially when I am on ocp. Please advice.

Normal: This is a normal thickening of the female sexual mucous and often indicates a fertime time of the month. ...Read more

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If I have a lot of white secretions does it mean I am pregnant?

If I have a lot of white secretions does it mean I am pregnant?

May be - HPT: If you are not certain and you missed your period more than 7 days ago, a home pregnancy test should settle the issue. ...Read more

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I have a lot of white discharge. Does that mean I'm ovulating/have ovulated and am therefore not pregnant yet? I hope so.

Not necessarily: It is common for the vaginal discharge to vary throughout the cycle. That discharge is often more prominent at mid cycle and it can increase during a pregnancy but it would not be an accurate indicator of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having a white mucus discharge and am scared I might have preterm labor to worry about?

What to do if I'm having a white mucus discharge and am scared I might have preterm labor to worry about?

Leukorrhea: Most pregnant women should have a thin white discharge called leukorrhea. Its not related to preterm labor. Repeat contraction like pains and often times spotting or bleeding are consistent with preterm labor. Discharge also thickens as it hits the dry air. If however your discharge has odor, see you OB this week to make sure no infection. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more