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A 24-year-old female asked:

im having abnormally thick vaginal discharge with no odor. i have the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for about 4 months now. never experienced this much discharge. is this normal?

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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Progestrone only methods of birth control can change the consistency of your vaginal/cervical discharge. During the luteal (or second half) of your cycle, Progesterone cause the mucus to become thicker (preventing more sperm from entering the uterus). Thus, it is normal to have thicker discharge.

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What might cause green coloration on my vagina when using nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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