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eznex
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So usually I get some sticky stuff after my period, and a lot of egg white cervical mucus when I'm ovulating. But this time, I've had extremely watery mucus--like it looks like someone's just dumped a cup of water on my underwear--and it's been all the time, starting from after my period. Sometimes it'll even feel like I got my period, but it's much too early. The last time I had my period was on Oct 20, so it'd been going on for a little more than a week. Usually my cycles are around 30 days. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is it a pregnancy symptom?
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Robin Lee
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HI eznex and welcome to Scarleteen,

Large amounts of watery discharge can sometimes be a sign of some sort of infection. Since this kind of discharge is out of the ordinary for you, and has persisted for so long, I would suggest booking an appointment with a health care provider. Do you have one? If not, we can help you find one in your area.

This is not a pregnancy symmmptom. Is there something that has you concerned you might be pregnant?

Here is some more information on vaginal discharge:

Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions

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eznex
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Well kind of, but I read your rules about considering certain things before posting pregnancy scare stories. He had basically put the head in, but it was through my yoga pants and underwear, and i was also on my period so i had a tampon in. After he came from a handjob, i had to use the restroom like fifteen or twenty minutes later, and didn't wash my hands before i wiped. Is that a legitimate reason for concern?
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Robin Lee
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No. Based on what you read in the articles here, does that make sense?

Do you have a health care provider you can see about this discharge?

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eznex
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Yes, and yes. It's subsided a lot though... Could it just have been early ovulation?
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If it's not looked like your typical cervical mucus you see around ovulation -- which doesn't tend to be watery, but more like egg white, thin, but tacky -- that wouldn't be my guess.

Like Robin said, that kind of change in discharge that goes on for a while -- not a couple days, but weeks, as you seem to be reporting -- is much more associated with infection, namely bacterial vaginosis.

So, our best advice if you have access to a healthcare provider, especially if you're not current with your regular reproductive healthcare anyway, would be to get it checked out. Sometimes menstrual periods can kind of right these sorts of imbalances, so if you want to wait a little while longer, that's likely fine, but if this continues at all after that, I'd say getting yourself checked out is a must.

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Okay, thank you guys very much! [Smile]
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eznex
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So I was going to wait until I got my period and see if it would get better--but now I have a clear liquid discharge with very very small white clumps when I put my finger up to check. It's not really itchy, and doesn't smell like anything. Would you still say it's BV?
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I'd say it sounds like you have SOME kind of infection, and neither I nor anyone else who couldn't examine you could say which kind.

Were it me, I'd get it checked out as soon as I could.

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