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Cervical Mucus


Updated June 13, 2014

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A mucus secreted by glands found in and around the cervix, cervical mucus changes in consistency throughout a woman's reproductive cycle. Cervical mucus may also be referred to as cervical fluid.

The job of cervical mucus is to either prevent anything from entering the uterus through the cervix (by becoming sticky and thick), or to nourish and help transport sperm through the cervix (by becoming more abundant, stretchy, and closer to the consistency of raw egg white.)

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Also Known As: cervical fluid, ovulation discharge
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