Causes of Low Cervical Mucus

Causes of Low Cervical Mucus

Cervical Mucus is an important part of conception, and an important part of trying to conceive by tracking your cervical mucus changes. Cervical mucus is your body’s natural mucus that helps to coat and protect the sperm from the acidic environment of the vagina.

Cervical mucus helps to aide the sperm in getting to the egg without being damaged. If you are trying to conceive, chances are you already know to look for egg white cervical mucus. This is the clear, sticky, stretchy, abundant cervical mucus that indicates that ovulation is imminent.

So, what if you don’t have any cervical mucus? What could be the reason? Read on to find out more. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It’s after your period

If it is the few days following your period, don’t freak out if you don’t see much cervical mucus. This time during your cycle is supposed to be dry, and there isn’t naturally very much cervical mucus during this time.

You’re taking medication

There are tons of different medications that can dry up cervical mucus. Basically, if you are taking a medicine for something that will “dry up” another part of your body, it will dry up your cervical mucus too.

Antihistamines, cough medications, cold and sinus medicine, etc. will all dry up your mucus. Clomid, the popular fertility drug, can also dry things up. While you might not think of it, some anti depressants can also cause no cervical mucus or low levels of cervical mucus.

You’re getting older

As a woman ages, she has fewer days of egg white cervical mucus. The more days of egg white cervical mucus that you have, the more likely you are to get pregnant. However, only having a few days of cervical mucus does not mean that you will not get pregnant.

Hormonal imbalance

We already know that hormones can affect almost everything, and cervical mucus is one of those things as well. If you have a hormonal imbalance problem, just as not enough estrogen, too much testosterone in the body, or any of a million other hormonal problems, your cervical mucus might also suffer.

Being too skinny

Being underweight, or exercising excessively can lead to a lack of estrogen in the body. Having low estrogen can lead to little or no cervical mucus, which can make it harder to conceive.

Dehydration

It might sound obvious, but being dehydrated can lead to a lack of cervical mucus in the body. Think about it: being dehydrated means not having enough liquid in the body,and cervical mucus is a liquid. Increase your fluid intake, especially water, and see if it makes a difference in how much cervical mucus you have.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).