Cervical Mucus Colors: What They Mean

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


White cervical mucus

Creamy white cervical mucus is a sign that the follicle is preparing for ovulation. Thus, it is dense, whitish or yellowish, thick, creamy, lumpy, sticky and not elastic. Therefore, white cervical mucus can be an indication that you are currently in your fertile phase. But beware: You can only know if you are really in your fertile window if you constantly monitor your cervical mucus. The observation of cervical mucus is part of the symptothermal method.

Pink cervical mucus

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

green cervical mucus

If you see green cervical mucus, you should go to 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 like gonorrhea. To the doctor!

yellow cervical mucus

As mentioned above, your cervical mucus may turn a yellowish color before you ovulate; The closer you get to ovulation, the more transparent and pliable your cervical mucus will become. 

Attention: a yellow color of the cervical mucus is not 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 for clarification.