Cervical mucus colors: what they mean

Your cervical mucus allows you to draw a lot of conclusions about yourself, your cycle and pull your body It helps you to determine your fertile days and even to see if you are healthy. Your cervical mucus changes in consistency and color throughout your cycle. From white to yellow to pink: Here we explain what the individual cervical mucus colors mean. If you want to learn more about cervical mucus in general, take a look here bad one.


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 chewy and not stretchy. White cervical mucus can therefore be an indication that you are currently in your fertile phase. But beware: You can only find out whether you are really in your fertile time window by constantly observing your cervical mucus. Cervical mucus observation is part of the Symptothermal Method.

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Pink cervical mucus is often the messenger that tells you that your period is just around the corner. As menstrual blood mixes with your cervical mucus, it appears pink. Pink cervical mucus can appear before and after your period, but also during your cycle as a bleeding between periods. First of all, there is no reason to panic. Sometimes pink cervical mucus can also appear as implantation bleeding or after sex when small blood vessels have been injured. If the cervical mucus color is pink in combination with other symptoms such as pain or itching, let your gynecologist examine you.

Green cervical mucus

If you observe green cervical mucus, you should see your gynecologist as soon as possible, as there is a suspicion of an infection. It can be a fungal or bacterial infection, but it can also be an STD such as gonorrhea. Off to the doctor!

Yellow cervical mucus

As mentioned before, your cervical mucus can turn a yellowish color before you ovulate - the closer you get to ovulation, the more transparent and spinnable your cervical mucus will become. 

Attention: A yellow cervical mucus color is nothing unusual at first, but if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a fishy smell or even pain, you should definitely visit your gynecologist and have it clarified.