Q. Does grainy white cervical mucus during ovulation suggest yeast infection in vagina?

Answered by
Dr. Vidya Prem
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 29, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am trying to get pregnant for a year now. So far it has not been a success, and the main reason is I have irregular periods and difficulty tracking my fertile window. I have been tracking my ovulation this month, and according to calculations this week I should be ovulating. So this whole week I kept checking my cervical mucus and did some ovulation tests. The last five days my ovulation tests all came back negative until today. I saw only a faint line.

But from here I got very confused. The reason is, according to my knowledge, if you reach your ovulation your cervical mucus should also change to a watery, slimy, or egg consistency. When I check my mucus it is grainy and white, which probably refers to yeast infection but I have no other symptoms. No burning feeling, or any itching or bad smells. Just white grainy mucus. Does this mean I do have a yeast infection, even though I have no other symptoms? Can this affect my chance to get pregnant?



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Yeast infections are usually associated with symptoms like itching or pain. The description of the mucus looks more like an ovulatory discharge. The discharges are not always bookish, it varies with individuals and patterns may have some changes during active sexual life. So do not worry and have regular intercourse during this time as it is the fertile period.

Generally, timed intercourse adds stress to both partners, so have casual stress free sex, it actually makes wonders.

I hope this helps.

The Probable causes:

Ovulatory discharge.

Probable diagnosis:

Ovulatory discharge.

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