Why is my vaginal discharge waxy?

Table of contents:

  1. Why is my vaginal discharge waxy?
  2. What does rubbery discharge mean?
  3. How does pregnancy discharge look like?
  4. Does jelly-like discharge mean pregnant?
  5. Why is my discharge mucus like?
  6. Why is my discharge Brown and jelly-like?
  7. What is the clear slimy discharge?
  8. Can Estrogen cause discharge?
  9. What Discharge says about your cycle?
  10. Is it normal to have a lot of discharge before your period?
  11. What color is normal vaginal discharge?
  12. How long do you get discharge before your period?

Why is my vaginal discharge waxy?

It is not usually a cause for concern, but in some instances, sticky discharge can signal an underlying issue. Sticky discharge is the body's way of keeping germs and infection away from the vagina and vulva. The discharge usually contains bacteria and dead cells.

What does rubbery discharge mean?

Typically, clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge that has the consistency of egg whites, means that you are making a lot of estrogen. This type of discharge often occurs in the middle between your cycles and is a sign of ovulating (your body is releasing an egg) and you are fertile (able to become pregnant).

How does pregnancy discharge look like?

But most pregnant women will secrete sticky, white, or pale-yellow mucus early on in the first trimester and throughout their pregnancy. Increased hormones and vaginal blood flow cause the discharge. It increases during pregnancy to prevent infections as your cervix and vaginal walls soften.

Does jelly-like discharge mean pregnant?

Cervical mucus after conception After conception, changes to cervical mucus may be a very early sign of pregnancy. Implantation is the attachment of a fertilized egg to your uterus. After implantation, mucus tends to be thick, gummy, and clear in color. Some women experience implantation bleeding, or spotting.

Why is my discharge mucus like?

Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection. Clear and Stretchy — This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating. Clear and Watery — This occurs at different times of your cycle and can be particularly heavy after exercising.

Why is my discharge Brown and jelly-like?

In many cases, brown discharge is old blood that's taking extra time to leave the uterus. This is especially true if you see it at the beginning or end of your menstrual period. Brown discharge at other points in your cycle may still be normal — but be sure to take note of any other symptoms you experience.

What is the clear slimy discharge?

It usually means you're ovulating Ovulation refers to the point in the middle of your cycle when your body releases an egg for potential fertilization. As you approach this point in your cycle, cervical mucus production increases. This results in more abundant discharge that's clear and stretchy.

Can Estrogen cause discharge?

A vaginal discharge can result from normal changes in estrogen levels. When levels are high, estrogen stimulates the cervix to produce secretions (mucus), and a small amount of mucus may be discharged from the vagina.

What Discharge says about your cycle?

Around ovulation: eggy, wet, slippery, clear, stretchy Over a couple of days, fluid becomes stretchier and clearer. As estrogen peaks, 1–2 days before ovulation, cervical fluid often resembles a raw eggwhite that you can stretch for inches between your thumb and finger (4,5).

Is it normal to have a lot of discharge before your period?

Your vaginal discharge changes throughout your menstrual cycle. Some days you'll have more discharge than others, and it may get thicker or thinner, or change color a little bit. Most discharge is totally normal — it's part of your vagina's way of cleaning itself.

What color is normal vaginal discharge?

Normal vaginal discharge is milky or white and is odorless. But sometimes, an imbalance of bacteria in your vagina can cause your discharge to change color.

How long do you get discharge before your period?

A good sign you're getting close to the time when your first period will arrive is if you notice a discharge coming from your vagina. It might be thin and slightly sticky or thick and gooey, and can be clear to white or off-white in color. Usually, this happens about 6 months before you get your first period.