It is quite common for women to experience various levels of discharge before their period. White discharge before your period is one such form of discharge that may occur for many reasons. Women should know that a certain amount of vaginal discharge is normal. White discharge normally occurs at the beginning and end of your cycle. Discharge before and after ovulation is watery, clear and elastic. The discharge experienced close to the period is thicker and darker in color.
Types of Discharge
The type of discharge, its color, and symptoms that accompany it provide an indication of the cause. For example, white discharge accompanied by itching in the vagina could signify a yeast infection. A clumpy, cottage cheese textured yellow or green discharge with a foul odor indicates infection. Clear and stretchy discharge is "fertile "mucus. Brown discharge occurs immediately after the completion of a menstruation period. This is normal, and it is the body's way of cleaning out the vagina.