Vaginal mucus - Definition

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Definition


Vaginal mucus is a viscous substance consisting of cervical mucus, formed at the cervix which descends the vaginal wall, where it is mixed with various vaginal secretions. If cervical mucus is colorless, vaginal mucus is generally very white. Moreover, it is the cause of "white discharge," perfectly natural and common in the days just before the period. The consistency of vaginal mucus helps to determine the fertile period: it is then less viscous, as the cervical mucus changes to maximize the chances of joining the egg and the sperm by promoting their survival and movement.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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