I'm 28 yrs old, and have never been pregnant. I've had pretty regular periods since I started at age 13, with no abnormalities to speak of, so my inquiry is more of wanting to know what the following might indicate about my body and whether or not it's going through a change, and what that change might mean: when I hit 27, I noticed there was alot more mucous (and thick!) coming out with the usual stuff when I would have my period from month to month. Before then, I didn't really have as much, or at least it wasn't as noticable then as it is now. I know it's normal, but what does it indicate for my body? What changes in my body could it point to? And, just to be sure, is it normal?
If it is not an infection, mucus is caused by your hormonal changes during your cycle. It is possible and normal that your hormone levels change in different phases of your life. Your hormone levels are also closely tied to your general health and mental well being.
If you think it is abnormal or it is a problem for you, you should consult your doctor.
Thanks for the reply. I should have phrased the question better: I was wondering since I'm close to 30 and have noticed more mucus during menstruation, if it was just a normal sign of getting older and if it meant my body is changing to suit later pregnancy?