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.
While it’s normal to experience some amount of watery discharge throughout your menstrual cycle, sometimes the mucus may be accompanied by other symptoms that typically indicate that something more serious is going on down below. So what does clear watery discharge mean – and most importantly, is it a reason of concern? Find out the answer below.
When Does Clear Watery Discharge Occur?
Except for your menstrual cycle, there are a number of other factors that can impact the hue, consistency and amount of discharge your vagina produces. It’s important to take note of when it occurs in order to identify potential patterns and provide a more accurate description of your symptoms to your doctor. Outlined below are the most common times when you may experience clear watery discharge:
1. Clear Watery Discharge During Ovulation
When it comes to clear watery discharge, ovulation is the most common time in your menstrual cycle when it occurs. When you are ovulating, your body’s levels of estrogen increase significantly, which result in a lot of watery vaginal discharge. The amount reaches its peak the day when the ovum (egg) is released or the day before. During ovulation, your vagina will produce up to 30 times more mucus, which should be clear, watery, and bear no smell.