Struggling to understand and control your clear vaginal discharge? The good news is that you’re not alone. Every woman starts experiencing clear discharge when she hits puberty and continues to experience it until she reaches menopause. But as healthy and beneficial as it might be, clear watery discharge might seem out of the ordinary for many women, and specifically for those who have never really paid attention to how their vagina works.
When it comes to pregnancy, most women tend to pay attention specifically to common pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness, frequent urination, constipation and morning sickness. What they don’t know is that one of the simplest ways to identify a potential pregnancy is white clear discharge. It appears as an early sign of pregnancy that occurs within a few weeks after conception./
One of the most embarrassing issues women have is excessive thick clear vaginal discharge. Whether you are pregnant or just ovulating, the amount of vaginal mucus that you experience is likely much larger than normally, soaking through your underpants and making your vulva feel tacky, slippery and wet. Even worse, an excessive amount of discharge can cause a strong (although musky) odor, which may be noticeable to those around you.
Most women fail to understand the important role that vaginal discharge plays in the female reproductive system. When you hit puberty, you start experiencing some amount of vaginal discharge, which shows that your reproductive system is “viable.” The role of the discharge is keeping your vagina clean and healthy, preventing bacteria from traveling to your uterus and causing infections. During your menstrual cycle, the discharge can be anywhere from clear and stretchy to white and clumpy.