Pink vaginal discharge is discharge that has a small amount of blood in it. Although a normal happening during pregnancy, pink mucus can oftentimes indicate the presence of a more serious underlying issue that may or may be not life-threatening. Such conditions include ectopic pregnancy, cervical or ovarian cancer, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
An increasing number of pregnant women report pink discharge after sex. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that your pregnancy is at risk, you should consult your doctor and have an ultrasound test to make sure that your baby is all right.
We’ve answered 4 common questions about pink vaginal mucus below.
1. Is Pink Discharge During Ovulation Normal?
To cut a long story short – yes, it is. Pink discharge normally indicates the presence of a small amount of blood. During ovulation (the middle of your menstrual cycle), the egg is released from your ovaries, and it travels from the ruptured follicle to the uterus through the fallopian tube. Most of the time, you won’t even feel when this is happening. However, some women report mild cramping along with light bleeding at ovulation, which is perfectly normal and shouldn’t be a reason of concern. Due to the small amount of blood that’s released, the color of your discharge will be pinkish instead of bright red. Spotting may continue after ovulation, but as long as the amounts of blood are minimal, chances are that you’re perfectly healthy.