Cervical Mucus Colors: What They Mean

Your cervical mucus allows you to draw many conclusions about yourself, your cycle and your body. It helps you determine your fertile days and even know if you are in good health. The consistency and color of your cervical mucus changes during your cycle. From white to pink to yellow: here we explain the meaning of the different colors of cervical mucus. If you want to know more about cervical mucus in general, take a look here.


White cervical mucus

Creamy white cervical mucus is a sign that the follicle is preparing for ovulation. It is then cloudy, whitish or yellowish and is thick, creamy, lumpy, sticky or viscous and does not stretch. White cervical mucus can therefore be a clue that you are currently in your fertile phase. But beware: you can only know if you are really in your fertile window if you observe your cervical mucus constantly. Observation of cervical mucus is part of sympto-thermal method.

Cervical mucus rose

Pink cervical mucus is often the messenger telling you that your period is approaching. As menstrual blood mixes with your cervical mucus, it looks pink. Pink cervical mucus can appear before and after your period, but also during your cycle as intermediate bleeding. There is no need to panic at the moment. Sometimes pink cervical mucus can also appear as implantation bleeding or after sex, when small blood vessels have been damaged. If the pink color of the cervical mucus is associated with other symptoms such as pain or itching, ask your gynecologist to examine you.

Cervical mucus vert

If you observe green cervical mucus, you must consult your gynecologist as soon as possible, because there is suspicion of infection. It can be a fungal or bacterial infection, but also a sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea. Go see the doctor!

Mucus cervical jaune

As we just saw, your cervical mucus may turn a yellowish color before you ovulate - the closer you get to ovulation, the clearer and stringier your cervical mucus becomes.

Be careful not to fall into the trap: A yellow cervical mucus is not abnormal, but if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a fishy smell or even pain, you must absolutely consult your gynecologist and ask for explanations.