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Does the flow vary in the phases of ovulation?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/05/2022

Yes, the cervical secretion, cervical mucus, undergoes changes throughout the menstrual cycle.

In the pre-ovulatory phase, the cervical mucus is not very abundant and very viscous. However, in the ovulatory phase, this secretion is more abundant, thin (it stretches up to 10 cm when placed between two fingers) and transparent. Thus, near ovulation, the cervical mucus resembles raw egg white. Finally, in the postovulatory phase, the cervical secretion becomes thin and viscous again.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.