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I've been on the combined pill for 6 months and have taken it perfectly, same time every day, never missing a pill.

However sometimes I seem to still get the sort of stretchy "egg white" discharge which i believe is supposed to show ovulation. Is this possible while I'm on the pill and (hopefully) not ovulating?



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As long as you've been taking your pill properly, there is no reason to think it isn't working. The pill does tend to thicken your cervical mucus, yes, but that doesn't mean that you can't still have some changes.

It isn't anything to stress about, but there is no harm in backing up with another method for the peace of mind.

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Hi there,

I have a serious question regarding this. My gf was in a serious relationship for 2 years and was sexually active. The last time she had intercourse was 1.5 years ago. The other day we were fooling around for the first time and I was manually stimulating her with my fingers. When she orgasmed and I pulled out my fingers, I found a thick clumpy white discharge (much like semen) and also white dry type of discharge as well (something like bread crumbs which is also much like dried semen).

Is this discharge semen from her previous partner from the sexual encounters she had with him? Or is it normal vaginal discharge? Can semen from previous sexual encounters be present in the vagina even years after intercourse by attaching onto the walls? Or does the body naturally remove all of it (from the vaginal and cervix walls) through mucous secretion and discharge?


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By no means does semen remain in the vagina for months or years: it makes it's way out in just a few days. To realize how much it doesn't make sense to think otherwise, think about menstruation and all the discharges a woman has during every month: if all this stuff didn't flush itself out constantly and easily, our bodies would freaking explode. [Smile]

During some times of the fertility cycle, vaginal discharges are thick or clumpy. Too, a yeast infection can look like the discharge you're describing.

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