Vaginal discharge is normal and usually varies depending on the time in your menstrual cycle. Before ovulation, your vagina produces up to 30 times more discharge than before or after period. The mucus tends to be watery and elastic during that period of your menstrual cycle, which can result in wearing panty liners to avoid wetness on your clothing.
Discharge Before Period
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.
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.
Brown discharge between periods will imply the time length and pace of blood within the cervix. In general, the menstrual cycle ranges anywhere between 22 to 34 days and averages at 28 days. Spotting between periods is typically a result of old vaginal blood flow after or before your periods. It occurs after the last day of your menstruation cycle and before the start of your next menstrual cycle. There are some cases of vaginal bleeding in between the period cycle that signals towards a more grievous underlying medical condition. These will require prompt intervention.