Your cervical mucus changes drastically during your period and knowing what your cervical mucus is like can help you know where you are in the cycle, whether or not you are ovulating and if you have an infection of any kind. Sometimes cervical mucus changes are the only way you have an infection so it pays to know what the mucus is supposed to look like.
Discharge Before Period
Watery discharge before period is a common happening in both sexually active and inactive women, and usually occurs as a result of increased estrogen levels during this period in your menstrual cycle. If you have never had any kind of watery white discharge before period, chances are that you are scared and unsure of what it can possibly mean.
When you are about to start your period, you may likely experience a ton of discharge coming out of your vagina. This happens as a result of increased estrogen levels, which occur due to the hormonal changes that take place in your body during and after ovulation. Although unpleasant, vaginal discharge is an important part of the vagina’s self-cleansing system and a great indicator of whether your reproductive system is healthy and viable or not.
Spotting is any light vaginal bleeding that occurs at any time during your menstrual cycle other than during your period. Spotting between periods is reasonably common and occurs in approximately 25-30% of women. Most of the time, the bleeding is caused by embedding of the fertilized egg to the inner wall of the uterus (endometrium). However, pink discharge before period might be triggered by a wide range of conditions such as ectopic pregnancy to miscarriage and vaginal infection.