“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.
While normal watery discharge occurs mid-cycle, when you’re ovulating, pregnancy-related discharge occurs just before your period is due to start, and may as well continue a few days after it was supposed to start. Most of the time, the absence of menstruation speaks for itself – but what if there’s something more serious going on? So, is watery discharge a sign of pregnancy or not? The material below answers your most common questions about discharge in early pregnancy.
Watery Discharge, an Early Pregnancy Sign?
If you think you may be pregnant, one of the best ways to figure this out is paying close attention to and taking note of all symptoms that may indicate a potential pregnancy.
Discharge during early pregnancy doesn’t look very different from your normal mid-cycle discharge. Most of the time, it’s clear or whitish, has a watery and slippery consistency, and bears a mild musky odor. Just like when you’re ovulating, the amount of early pregnancy watery discharge increases exponentially to the point of wetting your underpants and soaking through your pants.