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Is it normal to have sticky cervical mucus before menstruation?

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2006-09-05 08:53:26

Yes. Your cervical mucus will change over the course of your

cycle. This has everything to do with ovulation. Try tracking your

cervical mucus and it will tell you when you are ovulating, and

when your period is about to start. You will find that after your

period finishes, you have little cervial mucus. You will feel "dry"

when you touch your vagina and any mucus you have will be white or

yellowish and feel either creamy or sticky. This mucus is actually

very acid and is poison to sperm, it will kill them. As you

approach ovulation your mucus will change, it will become clear and

very slippery - very much like raw egg whites. And there will be a

lot of it. Your vagina will feel wet or damp. This is the natural

lubricant for sex and the cervical mucus actually helps sperm live

longer and move through the vagina. Once you start to see this

mucus, you know you are about to ovulate and are "fertile". This

will usually last about 2-4 days. Once ovulation is over, the mucus

will once again become sticky and no longer be clear. If you count

14 days from the middle of your "clear & slippery" cycle, you

will find what day your period will come on. The mucus will remain

sticky right up until your period starts.

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