What does discharge look like when not fertile?
Creamy cervical mucus: non-fertile This creamy cervical mucus is considered non-fertile because it makes it more difficult for sperm to reach your egg. Creamy cervical mucus can be a pearly white or creamy yellow. It’s thick and feels like lotion when rubbed between your fingers.
What does fertility discharge look like?
Fertile discharge is thin, clear or white, and slippery, much the same as an egg white. This type of discharge signals that ovulation is approaching. Fertile cervical fluid helps sperm move up the cervix to fertilize an egg.
Can you have discharge without being fertile?
You can have fertile quality cervical mucus, but not ovulate. This is more likely the case if you also have irregular menstrual cycles.
How long does infertile discharge last?
Egg white cervical mucus is a clear, stretchy fluid that you’ll see a few days before ovulation in response to hormonal changes. This type of discharge can continue for up to 1 to 2 days after ovulation. Ovulation is when your ovaries release an egg to be fertilized by sperm.
What color is ovulation discharge?
A few days before ovulation, the mucus will be thin and slippery, similar to the consistency of egg whites. After ovulation, the mucus will go back to being cloudy, white or yellow, and possibly sticky or tacky.
How do you know if youre not ovulating?
The main symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. A menstrual cycle that’s too long (35 days or more), too short (less than 21 days), irregular or absent can mean that you’re not ovulating.
Does white discharge cause infertility?
Some women use discharge as a way to track potential fertility. This is known as a natural family planning strategy, or fertility awareness method. Thin, stretchy mucus is considered fertile, as it happens around the time when your egg may be released. White, thick discharge is considered infertile cervical mucus.
How many days do you have cervical mucus?
Generally, you’ll have: No noticeable cervical secretions for three to four days after your period ends. Scanty, cloudy and sticky secretions for the next three to five days. Abundant, clear and wet secretions for the next three to four days — the period before and during ovulation.
What color discharge is bad?
Recognizing Normal and Abnormal Discharge
|Type of Discharge||It Could Be…|
|Thick and white||Vaginal yeast infection|
|White, yellow or grey||Bacterial vaginosis|
|Yellow or green||Trichomoniasis|
|Brown or bloody||Irregular menstruation or a sign of something more serious|