Suddenly no EWCM for months - should I be worried?

(23 Posts)
waitingforarainbow Wed 10-Apr-19 19:15:58

I'm currently TTC#2 and have noticed for the past four or five months, I've had no EWCM whatsoever - not even a tiny bit. I've always had a normal amount around ovulation in the past so it seems strange that it's stopped all of a sudden. I'm still ovulating and getting regular periods.

Has this happened to anyone else? I have started taking Evening Primrose Oil this cycle to see if that helps, but I can't help worrying that it means my fertility has taken a nosedive. ☹️ I'm 33 so not exactly old.

Thanks in advance! x

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Comps83 Wed 10-Apr-19 19:19:28

I’ve had nothing since I stopped the pill. So I’m following this thread
Apparently I’ve ovulated according to OPKs but I haven’t had any kind of discharge what so ever so I’m not hopeful

RudyRoo Wed 10-Apr-19 19:36:03

I was the same but have started taking Evening Primrose oil and Agnus Castus and it's definitely helped! Would recommend 👍🏼

RudyRoo Wed 10-Apr-19 19:36:42

I'm 33 also BTW and TTC no.1

crazychemist Wed 10-Apr-19 20:17:45

Do you temperature chart? If only using OPKs, they tell you if you are having an LH surge, but don’t actually tell you if you body is responding to this by releasing an egg (which is what it should do 12-24 hours after the surge). Temperature is more related to the progesterone that only occurs if an egg has been released, so worth doing a chart if you’re not sure?

If you are definitely ovulating and have a decent LP (the gap between ovulation and period starting), could you use a lubricant like pressed to give the swimmers a bit of help if you’re short of EWCM? Lots of people also swear by Angus Castus for increasing how much you produce.

(31 and ttc#2 btw. Cycle a bit all over the place so keeping a close eye on EWCM!)

waitingforarainbow Tue 23-Jul-19 06:53:46


Just to update, I haven't had any EWCM for months and months now (not even a trace), despite drinking loads of water and taking EPO. However I spoke to a fertility Dr and she wasn't concerned about it. Fast-forward a few weeks and I'm pregnant! It's early days but just shows you can get pregnant with absolutely no EWCM.

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August2020ttc Tue 15-Sep-20 10:19:19

@Comps83 hi,

I know this thread is old but I'm also have the same issue. ZERO discharge what so ever, just about to book dr appointment but thought I'd message on the chance you may still be active on the app.

Didn't know if this effected you at all?

Thank you x

Whilstwewait Tue 15-Sep-20 17:35:15

Hi @august2020ttc i never saw EWCM and got my positive last month. I tried everything to increase it. I think for some of us it may just be up there where it really matters. Good luck

Bleepers Tue 15-Sep-20 18:44:51

I never had any and got pregnant really quickly and I was SO stressed about it too. Apparently if you're ovulating then you almost certainly have enough CM and it's what's inside not outside that counts anyway! Good luck x

Littlebee1990 Wed 16-Sep-20 06:20:13

I also noticed this, used preseed last cycle and got my BFP last month, could be a coincidence but I’d highly recommend! X

Littlebee1990 Wed 16-Sep-20 06:20:43

*Last week.. (got my BFP Monday 7th Sep)

August2020ttc Wed 16-Sep-20 06:53:01

Oh thank you so much ladies! Makes me fee a lot happier!!

My doctor called yesterday and said absolutely not a problem as everyone is different so that along with your BFP's makes me relieved!!

I've got conceive plus lubricant and we've used it this month and due to ovulate in the next 3/4 days based on prev cycles so will keep DTD and using that, then hopefully we have some luck! Only month 3 of TTC but I manage to stress myself out for no reason by the looks of it 🤦🏼‍♀️ thank you x

August2020ttc Wed 16-Sep-20 06:53:36

Also congrats!!!

Birchybirch Tue 24-Nov-20 14:13:19

Just come across this thread after searching for women in the same position. We've been ttc for 4 months now, I hope you don't mind me posting!

This month is the 1st month I've used opks. CB yesterday detected my estrogen rise (flashing smiley), and today detected LH (solid smiley). The reason for this post though is, ever since ttc (and taking 7 seas ttc) my CM has reduced to nothing. I try to keep well hydrated, to the point where my wee is always clear. I am a little concerned that a lack of EWCM is an issue, but after reading your posts, I'm a little happier 🙂

shelbyrae Tue 24-Nov-20 15:08:22

If it can be any consolation I remember with my second pg we weren't trying and I was pretty sure I couldn't be Oing because there was no cm there at all. BFP two weeks later. This time around also no cm at the time of +opk but used preseed.

Birchybirch Tue 24-Nov-20 15:52:44

I've seen pre-seed mentioned a couple of times, so I've made a note of it.

I'm 36, so our plan is to keep trying (although I may change my vitamins from 7 seas to just bog standard folic acid) then in the new year speak to the docs, and see if there's any issues. I might buy some of that pre-seed if we're not successful this month, ha an early christmas present from me to me x

Rachel93x Tue 24-Nov-20 15:59:51

We used conceive plus lubricant as that acts the same as pre seed! My dr said a lot of women have so little of it you can't tell & still possible to get pregnant smile x

Birchybirch Tue 24-Nov-20 18:25:25

Does anyone use evening primrose oil? I'm on a couple of other threads, and some women have mentioned this has helped produce more. I'll be in my 2ww in the next few days, so I might look into it! X

Rachel93x Tue 24-Nov-20 19:45:48

I've taken them for about 6 days and currently had a positive OPK late last night so didn't take any today but I can't notice any difference in CM, BUT my skin is glowing! If AF (more like when🙄) arrives I'll start taking them again to give it extra time - I have 35 day cycles so I'll have about 21 days worth to take!x

Loladoodle Tue 24-Nov-20 20:31:17

Ladies try drinking grapefruit juice from start or cycle until ovulation - I’ve had loads of cm this month doing that along with evening primrose capsules but I do think the grapefruit juice makes a huge difference

Birchybirch Tue 24-Nov-20 20:49:03

@Loladoodle I really want to do something if I'm not successful this month, but I don't want to mess around too much without seeing a doc 1st, so grapefruit juice might be the best option for me, rather than EPO. How much of it do you drink a day? I'd detest the taste, but I'd just neck it in one go x

Rachel93x Tue 24-Nov-20 22:47:55

Oh yes I may try this!! Thanks for the advice 🙌🏼

How much do you drink and when? Sounds so silly just asking thay about a drink 😂😅xx

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