Biochemical changes that occur in the female body are inevitably associated with the menstrual cycle and depend to a certain extent on its period. The hormone controls this "orchestra": in the first half of the cycle - estrogen, in the second - progesterone. Under the influence of the dominant hormone, among other things, the nature of the vaginal discharge also varies. And this is also necessary to ensure favorable conditions for maturation, exit, fertilization of the egg and further development of the fetal egg.
From month to month the whole cycle is repeated anew: so the female organism persistently pursues the realization of the most important function entrusted to it: the conception and bearing of the child.
Normal discharge after ovulation
The moment of ovulation is marked by many changes in the female body, by which you can determine its onset. One such characteristic feature is the intensification of vaginal discharge. They are somewhat diluted in comparison with the first half of the cycle and become abundant. The consistency of vaginal mucus during this period resembles egg white: it is transparent and stretches between the fingers. Such secretions can appear a few hours before the ovulation and will remain for several days after the release of the oocyte.
After ovulation, the intensity of secretions decreases: they condense and become lean - this is the work of progesterone. Now, in the second half of the cycle, its level begins to increase, which is necessary for the preservation of the fetal egg (if it was formed). A vaginal mucus under the influence of progesterone thickens.
You can notice small inclusions of blood in the vaginal mucus or an unintended change in its color (the discharge may be reddish, creamy, beige).
The ingestion of a small amount of blood into the secretion is caused by rupture of the ripened follicle. If you observe spotting spotting 6-12 days after ovulation, then it may well be the so-called "implantation bleeding": when planting on the surface of the uterus, the zygote "scraps" the cells out of it, preparing itself a cozy nest.
Abnormal discharge after ovulation
Do not confuse normal bleeding after ovulation with pathological. Against the backdrop of such dangerous secretions, itching and burning sensation in the vagina, severe sharp pains in the lower abdomen and in the lumbar region, an increase in body temperature, and uncomfortable sensations during urination may appear. Similar painful symptoms may be accompanied by a different discharge after ovulation. You should be alerted by putrefactive, greenish, gray, earthy discharge after ovulation - they are signs of sexual infections.
It is noteworthy that multiple urinary infections are regularly exacerbated during the period after ovulation or shortly before the onset of menstruation. This process can be accompanied by the release of characteristic mucus from the vagina. So, most often in the second half of the cycle, thrush "wakes up" thrush: from the vagina there are whitish cheesy discharge with an acidic odor, accompanied by swelling, redness and severe itching of the genital organs.
As for bloody discharge, other causes of their appearance are possible, such as a violation of the hormonal background in the woman's body, the use of hormonal contraception (especially the intrauterine device), erosion of the cervix, neoplasms on the internal genital organs.
Any pathological condition, accompanied by secretions after ovulation, should serve as an excuse for contacting a doctor and handing over all necessary tests.