Vaginal discharge keeps your vagina and tract clean. Days 1–5: Discharge is usually red or bloody, as the body sheds the uterine lining. Days 6–14: Following a period, a person may notice less vaginal discharge than usual. As the egg starts to develop and mature, the cervical mucus will become cloudy and white or yellow. It may feel sticky. Days 14–25. A few days before ovulation, the mucus will be thin and slippery, similar to the consistency of egg whites. After ovulation, the mucus will go back to being cloudy, white or yellow, and possibly sticky or tacky. Days 25–2:. The cervical mucus will lighten, and a person will see less of it, before getting another period.