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Brown discharge nuvaring

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably blood: Brown discharge is usually old blood. About a third of women using birth control will experience breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time). T... Read More
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown old blood: The brown discharge may be old blood from either the uterus or more likely the Nuva ring when it abrades the vaginal walls during sexual interaction e... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes for: the first month or two, then this irregular bleeding should subside as the uterine lining adjusts to the ring hormones. If gets heavy or painful, let... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Can happen: Not dangerous, give it time, hopefully should resolve soon.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Can occur!: If it recurs, see your ob-gyn doc! this can occur, but check it out if it comes back!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: continuous nuvaring use often times thins out the uterine lining to the point that you have no bleeding or just a small amount. The brown just means ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Low dose contracep: The low dose of estrogen didn't stimulate your lining as much this month. This is not uncommon is you have used it as directed. No worries.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Pregnancy test: If your period is 6 days late, you should take another pregnancy test. The dark brown discharge could be your period starting, or it could be implanta... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Normal: When women have vaginal blood that's very dark, it just means it's been there for a while. You can use a new ring every four weeks instead or 3weeks i... Read More

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