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only brown discharge during my period on birth control

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
That depends: If you are taking pills straight through, you should eventually stop spotting. If you haven't, then try a new pill for 3 months to see if the breakthr ... Read More
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: No, it isn't a sign of 'failing', but. The birth control pills can definitely change the type, color, amount of bleeding that a woman has during her m ... Read More

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheree Cloer
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: As the flow lessens, it is normal for menstrual blood to appear brown because it takes longer for the blood to travel out of the vagina.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
if u take the regula: Regular pills and no placebo pills that is totally fine to prevent your period, but please discuss with your gyn and make sure your gyn knows u are ta ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It may have been a: light period or spotting. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: imp ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Zero: you are very protected and if you had sex during period it is almost impossible
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal burning: Vaginal infections can be more symptomatic around your period because of pH and hormone changes. See your gyn to rule out infection. Birth control p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manuel Veloso jr
55 years experience Gynecology
Endometrial cast: Aside from menstrual blood sometimes the whole inner lining of the uterus ( endometrium) is shed completely. Not in the usual bits and pieces . No hea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blessing: Women with short and light menstrual periods typically feel blessed. Hormonal birth control can make women have shorter and lighter periods. The inten ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: There are too many causes of pain in the lower abdomen to be able to answer. If the pain continues schedule a visit for an exam, testing and possibly ... Read More
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