Transparent discharge, similar to egg white, is normal and affects all women of childbearing age, between 12 and 50 years of age, during the fertile period. This intimate secretion is increased on certain days of the month to allow the spermatozoa to slide better and reach the ovum, initiating the pregnancy.
This type of secretion is greater on days of ovulation, creating favorable conditions for pregnancy, and the younger the girl is, and if she does not use any contraceptive method, the greater her chances of getting pregnant. We indicate below when the egg white discharge is normal, and what does it mean when it happens in pregnancy or comes accompanied with bad smell.
Clear odorless vaginal discharge
Transparent discharge, egg white type, is the main symptom of the fertile period, and when it is more abundant, it may represent the day of ovulation, appearing before menstruation.
Some signs that may indicate the abundance of this discharge are:
- Semi-transparent flow with elastic and slightly sticky consistency, very similar to egg white;
- A colorless and odorless discharge, which can be observed in the underwear, leaving the panties wet;
- It can be noticed when cleaning after urinating, because the intimate region is very slippery.
This discharge, abundant or not, as long as it is not accompanied by bad smell or other symptoms, such as burning when urinating and pain during intercourse, is normal and does not bring any unpleasant consequences to the woman. Clear egg-type discharge also occurs in women who have tubal ligation, because this is an alteration caused by the ovaries, which remain intact after this procedure.
Although normal discharge is transparent in most women, for some, this discharge may be slightly yellowish. Learn what each type of vaginal discharge may mean.
What to do: No specific treatment is necessary since this change is normal, but a very thin daily intimate absorbent may be used to keep the panties dry, preventing the development of candidiasis, for example. In addition, it is recommended to take a shower and change your underwear daily.
Clear discharge with blood
The abundant transparent discharge with traces of blood may indicate that there was fertilization, and that the sperm was able to enter the ovum, resulting in pregnancy. This may be the first sign of pregnancy, but that is not always observed by women. When the blood is mixed with the natural secretion of the vagina, this can cause a pinkish discharge, which can also represent fertilization, or nidation. See the 10 early signs of pregnancy.
What to do: The best way to confirm pregnancy is to wait delayed menstruation to take the pregnancy test, to avoid false / negative result. It can be done through a pharmacy test or blood test, which is more specific and best suited to detect pregnancy. If you suspect you might be pregnant, answer the questions below considering the symptoms you are experiencing:
Transparent discharge in pregnancy
The increase in clear discharge is very common during pregnancy and is a normal. This occurs because there is a greater blood flow to the region and the hormones in the bloodstream favor its appearance. In this case, it is a transparent discharge without smell and less sticky than the discharge that appears around the time of ovulation, so it is only a natural increase in vaginal secretion.
What to do: Vaginal discharge should only be a cause for concern if it has an unpleasant color or odor. In this case, it may represent an infection caused by fungi or bacteria, which if left untreated can lead to more serious injuries and even to infertility. When noticing a foul-smelling discharge, you should immediately make an appointment with a gynecologist so that you can be evaluated and for them to recommend the most appropriate medication for this type of situation. When the discharge does not smell there is no cause for concern, and what can be done is wash your intimate area 2 times a day, and use a larger amount of toilet paper to clean, and keep the region dry, avoiding the development of infections.
Clear discharge with bad smell
Normal clear discharge does not have an odor. So if there is odor, this usually indicates an infection caused by fungi or bacteria. As the hours pass, the discharge may change color, and become yellow with traces of blood or greenish.
What to do: In this case it is important to go to a gynecologist so that he can evaluate the intimate region, observe the color and thickness of the discharge, and indicate the treatment, which may be the use of antibiotics as an ointment to apply directly to the vagina or pills.