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.
Even hormonal imbalances caused by lifestyle changes or medications can cause the amount of discharge to double as your period approaches. This guide covers the must-knows about clear discharge before period: causes, color, consistency, odor and amount.
Clear Discharge Before Period: A Pregnancy Sign or Just Another PMS?
Many women tend to mistakenly associate clear gooey discharge with pregnancy – and while this is oftentimes true, it isn’t always the case. When your hit ovulation and the egg is released, your discharge naturally turns clear and stretchy. It’s very fertile, meaning you can easily get pregnant if you engage in unprotected sex during this time. The amount of discharge tends to be up to 30 times heavier during ovulation as compared to the rest of your menstrual cycle and can sometimes soak through your underpants.