Light pink cervical mucus

Pink cervical mucus what!? | Yahoo Answers

I had unprotected sex last tuesday, thursday, and saturday. Which that whole week I was suppose to be fertile. Well we had sex last night and when we went to clean up i had a pink cervical mucus. Could this be implanation or is it too soon? Ive also had some sharp lower pelvic cramps and have been tired.

light pink cervical mucus
Pink Discharge While Trying to Get Pregnant

Spying pink discharge between periods can bring up a lot of questions, especially for a woman who is trying to get pregnant. After all, if you’re on the brink of getting your period and not trying to conceive, pinkish or light-colored blood during your period usually just means a light flow. But what about when you are trying? And what should you make of light-colored spotting that crops up during the rest of your menstrual cycle?

“Pink vaginal discharge is generally nothing more than vaginal secretions mixed with blood,” notes Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, who is a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. “There are a myriad number of causes for such.”

Here, Dr. Gaither shares several potential reasons for that pink discharge.


The first cause of pink spotting between menstrual periods is bleeding due to ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries. “The ‘bursting’ of the egg from the ovary can cause pain and a bit of bleeding, which can be noted by pink discharge,” says Dr. Gaither.

When spotting is caused by ovulation, you’ll likely also notice that the blood is mixed with cervical mucus, which is produced in greater volume around this time of the month and is thin, extra stretchy, clear or pale-white mucus (think egg whites). This kind of cervical fluid creates the ideal environment for sperm swimming toward an egg.

That said, not all women see pink discharge at this point in in their cycle. According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, only about 3 percent of women experience spotting from ovulation.

Implantation bleeding

The second and more likely cause of spotting between periods is implantation bleeding. According to the Mayo Clinic, implantation bleeding is typically defined as a small amount of light spotting or bleeding that occurs about 10 to 14 days after conception. It’s totally normal and is thought to happen when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus.

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“The fertilized egg has to burrow into the lining of the uterus to implant,” explains Dr. Gaither. “The result can be a spectrum of discharge or spotting, which can be light pink to frank red blood like a menstrual period.”

The Mayo Clinic points out that implantation bleeding usually occurs around the time you would expect to have your period, but it will definitely be lighter than menstrual bleeding.

And just like ovulation spotting, some women don't experience implantation bleeding, while others may not notice it at all. It’s also quite possible to mistake it for a light period.

Once you determine that you are pregnant and in your first trimester, bear in mind that some cramping or spotting is normal, as a fertilized egg implants and begins to grow inside the uterus, says Dr. Kristina Mixer, M.D., OB-GYN with Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville, MI. However, "if you are experiencing persistent cramping and/or bleeding you should contact your doctor," she adds, since it can be a sign of a vaginal or uterine infection or, more [rarely], something more serious like an ectopic pregnancy.

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Less common causes

Bleeding outside of your period, ovulation, and implantation may be the result of a STD or non-sexually transmitted infection, like bacterial vaginosis or yeast, which can cause a local infection and inflammation of the cervix, which can lead to pinkish discharge, notes Dr. Gaither. If you’re getting a bit rowdy in bed with your partner, small vaginal lacerations can lead to slight bleeding and, in turn, pink discharge. Finally, some forms of  birth control may cause irregular pink spotting or frank bleeding.

In short, if you're concerned about vaginal bleeding during any point in your cycle or during pregnancy, be sure to check with your health care provider. It could be nothing; it could be something. Either way, the "earlier seen and evaluated, the better for your health and mental well-being," Dr. Gaither says.

Pink/light brown cervical mucus after ovulation? | Yahoo Answers

I will not say I know whether or not it is related to pregnancy since I have never been pregnant. However, I get this every month, both before and after my period and have never been pregnant. I have previously asked my GYN about it, and she explained that the "light brown" is old blood left from the previous period, while the pink is the fresh blood trying to push out the new stuff. (Obviously I don't have the most reliable body and cycles.) Anyway, my point is that it is absolutely possible for you to not be pregnant, but I don't know your situation.

light pink cervical mucus? | Yahoo Answers

so my first act of unprotected sex was 11 days ago since then ive had several more with my husband. my last period was on April 30th. when i checked my cervical mucus this morning there wasnt really any but wetness. i do have synthetic white tip nails so when i was looking at my mucus on my finger it looked white and stretched about 3 cm or so. but when i wiped it on the toilet paper it was the lightest of pink. extremely light pink but you could tell it definitely had a tint. it was also on my nail and looked pink there too.

the past three days ive been nauseated all day long and have gotten sick once. its that kind of nausea that sits in your chest and makes you feel like at any second youre going to get sick.

thats really the only sign i have other than being very tired.

what could the light pink cm be?

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