It’s normal to have some amount of watery discharge, and as unpleasant as it may be, this fluid helps maintain your vagina clean, healthy and keep infections at bay. The changes in color, consistency and amount that occur throughout your menstrual cycle may seem scary, especially if you have never paid attention to how your discharge looks.
“Is watery discharge a sign of pregnancy?”
That’s perhaps the most common question patients ask me, especially if they are very concerned or excited about a potential pregnancy. It’s quite easy to distinguish normal watery discharge from pregnancy-related discharge, and the primary factor that differentiates the two is the time of occurrence.
Clear watery discharge is extremely common and a good indicator that there is a good balance of healthy bacteria and yeast in your vagina’s bacterial flora. Most of the time, clear watery discharge helps flush out dead cells and bacteria, keeping your vagina clean, healthy and preventing potential infections.
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.