Knowing the difference between normal vaginal discharge and abnormal vaginal discharge is oftentimes simple, specifically because there a couple of factors that usually indicate when there may be something wrong with your cervical mucus. Stringy vaginal discharge is normal most of the time, and usually occurs during the middle of your menstrual cycle as a result of estrogen levels increasing during this time.
It’s commonly characterized by clear or whitish color, and consistency that’s similar to uncooked egg whites. Clear stringy discharge also has the property of spinnbarkeit, or fibrosity, which refers to its ability to stretch an inch or two.
When should you expect to have white stringy discharge, and when is it normal?
Stringy Discharge During Ovulation
The ovulation is the most common time in your menstrual cycle when stringy discharge occurs. That’s because estrogen levels increase substantially when you are ovulating, which results in up to 30 times more clear stringy discharge. Although not thick, this type of cervical mucus is significantly denser than the watery discharge you experience when ovulation is imminent. Most women refer stringy discharge to as egg white cervical mucus due to its close resemblance to uncooked egg whites.