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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. will this cause brown mucus discharge?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes and no: The implanon itself can cause irregular spotting and bleeding (like the brown discharge) - the antibiotics will not do that - but could cause a vaginal yeast infection which might result in spotting.

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