Are changes in discharge a sign of ovulation?
Changes in Cervical Mucus Not everyone is comfortable examining vaginal discharge, but it can help you figure out your most fertile days. Fluid released from the cervix (the entrance to the uterus) flows into the vagina. It looks different at different times of the month. Sometimes you can see the discharge on your underwear, or on the toilet paper after you urinate. You can also try touching your vulva (the outside part of your genitals) or just inside the vagina. Looking at and feeling the discharge will help you become familiar with the changes throughout your cycle. Immediately after your period, you probably won’t see much discharge. In the next few days, you may notice sticky or rubbery fluid. After that, it will become wetter and creamier, with a whitish or yellowish color. That signals the beginning of your fertile time. Just before you ovulate, the fluid becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy. This is your most fertile time. After the fertile days you may see one final change,