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Watery Discharge Before Menstrual Period

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While it is normal for the vagina to be moist just before menstruation, it is the consistency and colour of the watery discharge that you should be mindful of.

While it is normal for the vagina to be moist just before menstruation, it is the consistency and colour of the watery discharge that you should be mindful of. Any changes to your normal colour or consistency can be as harmless and caused by hormonal fluctuations or it could be mean a more serious situation as in the case of infections. Either way, it is good to know what the colour means so that you don’t have to worry each time your watery discharge before period changes from the norm.

Before you begin to even worry about the matter, please check your menstrual cycle. If you are ovulating, then it would change the watery discharge before period. It is the same if you just got off your period or just coming into it. During ovulation, the discharge is a way of helping the sperm’s movement into the ovum. Some might even feel that the discharge get thicker during ovulation.

As mentioned, days before actual menstruation, the watery discharge could also be different. It is completely normal to have spots of bloods or light yellow watery discharge before period. This is just some old blood from the uterus lining.

However if your discharge becomes like cottage cheese, thick and creamy, then it is possibly a sign of yeast infection. In the worst scenario, yeast infection will cause irritation, burning and pain along with the discharge. Yeast infection is usually easy to spot because it is accompanied by a foul smell. During inspection, if you smell something not right, then it is probably yeast infection.

Another kind of harmful infection is the bacterial infection which will cause your discharge to be yellowish and watery or bubbly and green. Again, it will give out a foul odour typically a fishy smell. These infections can easily be treated with a dose of antibiotics from your local pharmacy. Just to confirm, these infections are typically not caused by wandering sexual partners but rather a weakened immune system or bad vaginal hygiene.

Finally if you notice some red watery discharge before period comes, then you may want to get yourself tested for pregnancy. It could be a sign where the egg is implanting itself onto your uterus. However, it could also be a more serious problem if pregnancy is not the reason. Either way, a trip to the gynaecologist as soon as possible is in order.

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