Transparent discharge from women, causes of clear discharge


The appearance of mucous secretions (leucorrhoea), which resemble snot, is part of the normal physiology of the female body. Variant discharge mucous character, having a transparent or white color, and not having an unpleasant smell.

Allocated secret is involved in the prevention of drying of the mucous membrane of the vaginal walls, as well as protection against the penetration of pathogens, while helping the female body. The reasons why these symptoms may develop are very diverse.

Causes of mucus secretion in women

What does this mean? Natural mucous discharge from the vagina occurs for various reasons:

  1. Provoked mucus when excited.
  2. Experiencing any stress.
  3. Sharp climate change.
  4. Treatment with hormone-containing drugs.
  5. Allergy of local or general manifestations.
  6. Improper intimate hygiene.
  7. Hormonal fluctuations during the cycle. Before and after menstruation, the amount and structure of mucus varies considerably.
  8. A state of pregnancy that increases the amount of estrogen in the body, which affects the quantitative and qualitative composition of secretions.

Transparent vaginal discharge

If the mucus has a transparent structure, while not emitting a strong odor and not delivering discomfort, then this is just proof of the correct functioning of the reproductive system, i.e. ovary. Up to 2 ml of such a secret can be released per day, while a slightly whitish hue does not indicate pathology. It is simply the process of cleansing the vagina.

The volume and structure of the discharge vary in the phases of the menstrual cycle:

  • From 1 to 5-7 days - the period of menstruation. First there are smearing pink or brown secrets, for 2-4 days they include the maximum volume of blood in the form of lumps or clots, for 5-7 days they decrease again to smears.
  • From 5-7 to 13-14 days - the period of maturation of the egg. Abundant mucus at this time is not released - only about 2 ml of watery, mucous or thick particles with lumps. Do not worry if the color changes from transparent white to yellowish.
  • 14-15 days - the time of ovulation. Estrogen reaches a maximum level, so mucus goes up to 4 ml. Its structure is stretching, but sometimes it can be watery, and often even sticky. Hue in this period is the most saturated.
  • 16-28 days - the period before menstruation. The reproductive system calms down a bit - there is less discharge, but just before the end of the cycle a sudden surge is possible due to an increase in the amount of hormones.

Symptom of disease

The smell and color of the discharge, similar to snot, changes when inflammation occurs in the body after surgery, as a result of reduced immunity, hypothermia of the body, disruption of the vaginal microflora due to antibiotics. The peculiarity of the pathological secretions is that they appear out of any connection with the processes of the cycle and continue after menstruation, when the mucus must be thickest and produced in an insignificant amount.

Also, discharge in the form of snot, having an unpleasant odor, painted in yellow, green or gray, frothy, abundant, and cheesy indicate diseases of the urogenital system, including those transmitted through sexual contact.

These include:

  1. Ureaplasmosis or mycoplasmosis,
  2. Genital herpes - nozzle-like watery discharge, accompanied by the formation of painful blisters on the surface of the external genital organs,
  3. Chlamydia - clear or white discharge in the form of snot in large quantities with associated symptoms of the disease,
  4. Gardnerellosis - discharge abundant, slimy, gray with the unpleasant smell of fish,
  5. Vaginal candidiasis - thick mucous discharge in large quantities in the form of cottage cheese flakes with a characteristic sour odor,
  6. Gonorrhea - discharge abundant, mucous, green or yellow, due to the admixture of pus,
  7. Trichomoniasis - abundant mucous discharge in the form of snot foamy nature, painted in yellow or green.
  8. Vulvovaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis, salpingo-oophoritis - all these are inflammatory diseases of the internal and external genital organs, the manifestation of which is the presence of abundant offensive mucous secretions of yellow or green color.

If any signs of pathology appear in the discharge, it is necessary to visit a gynecologist's appointment. A survey will be conducted here to find out the cause, and adequate treatment is prescribed.

Discharge with blood

Excretions in women, like snot with blood, indicate the appearance in the genitals of the source of bleeding. Most often it is a minor damage to the vascular network of the uterus and its cervix, localized in the mucous layer. It does not yet lead to the development of full bleeding, not related to menstruation.

The causes of this type of discharge can be erosion or cancer of the cervix, tumor processes of the uterus (submucous fibroids, fibroids), etc. In any case, the development of just such a symptom is a weighty reason for an urgent appeal to a gynecologist. In a pregnant woman in the early stages, the appearance of a discharge of this nature from the vagina usually indicates a potential threat of spontaneous abortion.

In the period after 22-25 weeks of pregnancy and later blood in the mucous secretion may prompt the doctor to think about the threat of premature detachment of the placenta or its possible presentation (placental tissue is associated with an internal cervical throat - a variant of pathology).

When considered normal

Do not belong to the abnormal discharge that occurs after sexual contact. For example, the normal function of the reproductive system may have the following features:

  1. Transparent or slightly white clots appear within 1-4 hours after intercourse without using a condom.
  2. Excess white liquid sputum is excreted in the morning and is evidence of evening or night contact without the use of barrier contraceptives.
  3. Scanty white creamy secretions, arising as a response to sexual contact with a condom, are also normal.

Quite often, women have discharge with a brownish tinge, similar in texture to snot. This is a sign of the presence, in addition to mucus, of a bloody impurity. They may appear after taking hormonal contraceptives. If they are not accompanied by pain, discomfort, unpleasant smell and itching, then this should not cause concern to the woman, as it is considered normal.

If the discharge mucous and they have a brown tinge, in addition, there is an unpleasant pungent smell, then you should contact the doctor who can make a verdict of chronic endometritis.

When do you need help from a doctor?

If vaginal discharge in the form of transparent mucus is not accompanied by such pathological symptoms as an unpleasant odor, impurities of pus or blood, fever, pain and discomfort, then this is considered a variant of the physiological norm.

The reason for going to a medical specialist is such signs:

  1. Fever,
  2. Aching and cutting sensations in the perineum,
  3. Discomfort and pain during intimacy,
  4. Menstrual dysfunction,
  5. Frequent and painful urge to urinate,
  6. Redness, rash and itching on the mucous membrane of the external genital organs,
  7. Drawing pain in lumbar region.

When a single symptom or their combination appears, the woman is recommended to undergo a medical examination without delay. The choice of diagnostic and treatment tactics is carried out by a specialist gynecologist or dermatovenerologist. When an infectious disease of a bacterial nature is detected, the patient is prescribed a course of antibacterial therapy with broad-spectrum drugs. If the pathological secretions are provoked by the genital herpes virus, then this problem is solved with the help of antiviral agents. A vivid example is the drug Acyclovir.

How to treat?

Normal healthy discharge should not be disturbed, just enough to maintain the necessary level of personal hygiene. It should be washed twice a day with plain water, every day to change clothes, it is desirable that it was made from natural fabrics. If you have to use daily pads, it is advisable to choose without different flavors and fragrances, since they can provoke violations of the microflora.

If the discharge increases in volume, acquires an unhealthy shade or smell, you need to consult a gynecologist as soon as possible. Treatment will depend on the disease that triggered the change in the secret. The main thing is not to delay the appeal to a specialist, some diseases can be extremely dangerous, they lead to infertility and can even threaten the health of a woman.


Pathological mucous membranes are transparent to women, depending on what causes the problem. For example, fungal flora is usually treated with antifungal drugs: they are introduced into the vagina in the form of a gel or cream. Bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotic pills or ointments.

Most vaginal infections and other diseases of the internal genital organs can be prevented with simple preventive measures:

  1. Follow personal hygiene rules and regularly wash the outer labia with mild soap and warm water.
  2. As far as possible, limit the use of aromatic soaps and gels for intimate hygiene.
  3. Wear 100% cotton underwear and avoid tight clothing.
  4. During sexual intercourse, always use a condom, and after sex be sure to wash out.

The female body is designed so that, in addition to monthly menstruation, there are also transparent vaginal discharge. Often, such whites are an absolute norm and should not give cause for concern, especially if all preventive measures are observed. But any changes should force a woman to consult a doctor at least for advice. Be healthy!

Transparent highlights: what is it?

Clear color secretions are a biological fluid that includes microorganisms, lymph fluid, mucus of the cervical canal, and cell fragments. An additional source is the sebaceous glands, sweat, vagina and gland vestiges that are located near the urethra. All of this is eventually mixed at the outlet. However, they should not smell or cause discomfort.

Please note that a small number of prevetels, staphylococci, mycoplasmas, bacteriodites, enterobacteria and fungi are allowed.

If the discharge causes you to have abdominal pain, itching, burning and discomfort, consult a doctor immediately.

Some factors may affect the amount of discharge. For example, pregnancy, stress, hormonal drugs, arousal, breastfeeding, climate change and ovulation.

Unusual discharge: should I pay attention?

Mucous discharge directly related to the cervix. Because of this, it is possible to determine whether a woman is healthy or not. For example, if you notice that the discharge is mucous with streaks, this indicates inflammation of the cervix or its erosion. Brownish-pink discharge during pregnancy signals a detachment of the fetus.

If the discharge is green or yellow, this indicates salpingitis. But if during menstruation the blood goes in big clots, the reason may lie in:

  1. Lack of vitamins b
  2. Bend the cervix
  3. Neoplasm in uterus
  4. Increased tendency to thrombus

What secretions are considered normal?

According to scientists, the daily volume should not exceed 4 milliliters, while the consistency depends on the phase of the cycle and should be thick. Also, they should not cause discomfort.

Pay attention to the fact that discharge from the genital tract lasts for a woman all her life. However, from 1 month to ten years they are missing. Doctors explain this by the fact that in this period the egg did not mature, with the result that the production of estrogen is practically absent. But immediately after the establishment of the so-called menstrual function, the discharge becomes regular and changes depending on the phase of the cycle.

Transparent discharge during pregnancy

Almost immediately after the woman’s conception occurred, a milky discharge appeared. This is the first sign, due to the hormone of pregnancy. Such discharge lasts until the fourteenth week of pregnancy. Then they become more liquid, plentiful and transparent. This is due to the work of estrogen, because it is on them depends on the amount and nature of estrogen.

However, it should be noted that, despite the abundant discharge, they should not cause burning or itching. If you experience these symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor. He will examine you, find out the cause and prescribe the necessary medication.

Doctors recommend combating secretions with daily pads. But tampons during this period are contraindicated.

And finally, remember, if during pregnancy you notice that you have a watery, copious discharge with a fishy smell, this indicates garderellosis. Also, this disease can cause pain during intercourse, during urination and swelling of the labia.

How to deal with copious secretions?

If you are concerned about the strong discharge, but they are white (without streaks), do not cause discomfort and do not have an unpleasant smell, use panty liners. But in any case, do not begin to use medications, as self-treatment can significantly harm your health and provoke the occurrence of serious diseases. Also, doctors do not recommend using tampons at all times.

If the discharge becomes more watery, becomes brown, yellow or pink, streaks appear and have a fishy smell - consult a doctor immediately. These symptoms indicate the presence of infection or disease. Remember, the sooner you begin treatment, the faster you will recover.