During pregnancy, your doctor will advise you about taking certain medications. There are also some medications that you should avoid when you are trying to conceive. For instance, diuretics and antihistamines can affect your cervical mucus or vaginal discharge. Can diuretics dry up cervical mucus? Continue reading to find out.
Below you can find information that will hopefully answer the question above and help you to understand the connection between diuretics and vaginal discharge.
When you check your cervical mucus during your cycle, this will help you to monitor the changes and improve your chances of getting pregnant. Cervical mucus changes when ovulation approaches and will become more fertile. It will change to a less fertile type immediately after ovulation. If you can identify your most fertile days, you can predict your ovulation and the best time to have sex.
Every woman experiences different symptoms, but cervical mucus often go through many stages of consistency. It could have a creamy, raw egg white, sticky, dry or wet consistency. The raw egg white indicates the best time to engage in sexual intercourse if you are trying to get pregnant. You should contact a doctor if the consistency of your cervical mucus is rarely or never egg-white or wet.
Also known as water pills, diuretics can treat many conditions such as edema, glaucoma and high blood pressure. These pills can also help to eliminate water and sodium (salt) from your body. If you are experiencing a dry mouth while taking diuretics, then it is highly likely that they drying out your cervical mucus. When these drugs dry up your cervical mucus, you will be less fertile before ovulation.
It’s also important to note that some doctors might recommend a diuretic medication to help stop water retention before your cycle. As you know, you can experience various symptoms during the period between ovulation and menstruation. One of the common symptoms is abdominal bloating, which is often called fluid retention.
Many women choose the over-the-counter diuretics or water pills in order to treat bloating during their menstrual cycle. But, you should avoid this at all costs. If your swollenness is caused by fluid retention, you should investigate this further because there could be other disorders which are linked to your electrolyte levels and kidneys. Even though a diuretic might help to relieve a bloating that is caused by fluid retention, it’s dangerous to use this medication because additional electrolytes and fluid will be lost unnecessarily. This will in turn lead to dehydration.
All in all, diuretics can cause dehydration and poor cervical mucus or fluid in women. Since these pills can dry up your cervical mucus, you should always consult your doctor before use.