(Closed) CM: watery vs eggy?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m hoping someone answers this question, for the life of me I can’t chart CM. I also have no idea the difference between the remnant of BD and EWCM.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Creamy: imagine a face cream… a little more consistant then that…

eggy is really just like egg whites… go crack open an egg and play with the white part for a second and that is what your most fertle window is… (You’ll notice it has a bit of stretch, you can pull your fingers appart about an inch…)

 

Hope I helped a little…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Watery is just what it sounds like:  wet.  Just like when you are super horny.   I think, anyway. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@picturemeurs:  (I have never actually tried this myself, but I have read this) semen residue, if placed in a clear glass of water will dissipate, but true cervical fluid will stay together. I do know, that for the purposes of avoiding pregnancy, most methods have you treat the day after ML as uncertain, b/c it is very difficult to tell the difference. So for the purposes of TTC, it’s really hard to tell if that was SR or CF.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a hard time tracking CM as well. Before TTC I thought it was all the same. I mean, honestly- I’ve never ‘played’ with my CM to determine consistency before haha. It even sounds weird thinking about it. 

The only way I can tell if I have EWCM is that I feel ‘different’. Usually I don’t notice anything when my CM is creamy or towards the end of my cycle- but I DO notice I feel wet, as in turned on wet, when it reaches EW consistency. It honestly feels more like lube after getting a pap smear than discharge- sorry TMI, this is how I can tell the difference. That uncomfortable feeling I get after I go to the gyn and they use lube in the exam. That’s kinda how I track CM. 

Does this make any sense? lol. I’m a beginner if you can’t tell. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@kelly105:  You want to be careful when you check for CM inside of you, as you are usually naturally moist. I have read that if you are checking inside you should be sure to get secretions from near the opening of your cervix (it can help to do kegel excercises before you check). Also, if you withdrawl your finger and it is wet but dries almost immediately it probably isn’t CM. CM will basically need to be washed off your finger, not just vanish.

But it does sound wet, and that you are on your way to O! Telltale sign is that it is in your underwear, if it is shaped in a rectangle or in a long line it probably isn’t fertile, whereas if you see a roundspot it probably is.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kelly105:  It’s really interesting to me as well. Going off the pill I’ve found I’m much more in tune with my body. On the pill I never really had a lot of CM so I forgot what that was like. Now I’m running to the bathroom because it feels like I peed myself. TMI 😛 I’ve also noticed that being in tune with my body during my cycle is a great way of telling when you O.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m only on my second post pill cycle and we haven’t officially started trying to conceive yet but in general I feel a significant increase in the wetness down there but last month it was very obvious when I ovulated. The CM was almost jelly like. I didn’t know what it was so I googled it and discovered it was my CM lol. Guess I have a lot of learning to do before I will be successful at conceiving.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sit1010:  😉 maybe not. I’ve known many people who got pregnant with no trying, charting or tracking whatsoever.

I agree about being ‘wetter’ there seems to be nothing like BCPs to dry you up down there!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@kelly105:  That sounds about right.  @MrsJuneBee:  is right that if you check internally, you will always have a little wetness, but it evaporates quickly.  Watery CM will stick around.  TMI: If it does make it to your underwear, it will make a round, wet circle initially and it will often be sparkly/shimmery when it dries.  So will eggwhite.  I think, anyway — I’ve only been doing this for ten months and I didn’t cycle for all of them. 

The science of it all still fascinates me.  Why don’t they teach you all this neat stuff when you are growing up?  Instead we notice these odd changes and think we are weird.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@kelly105:  sorry but it sounds like your OPKs were negative. If the test line was not as dark as the control line that is negative. The test line has to be as dark as or darker than the control line to be considered positive. Also, OPKs do not confirm ovulation, they only tell you that your body  has geared up to ovulate. so even if you get a positive OPK that doesn’t mean that you for sure ovulated. The only way to know if you ovulated is by charting your basal body temp. 

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