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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can the morning after pill cause excessive discharge?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible Side effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Hormonal changes can sometimes lead to yeast infections.
Nov 13, 2013

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Morning after pill can be the cause of a lot of discharge coming or not?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Vaginal discharge is less likely to be an effect of morning after pill. Irregular bleeding is something to expect potentially given the hormonal nature of the pill.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Morning after pill cause white discharge?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The hormonal change: Could ^ chances for a yeast infection. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.& pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have a discharge which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it checked.
Oct 27, 2013
A 35-year-old member asked:

What could cause light brown discharge after taking the morning after pill?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bleeding: There may be blood mixed in with discharge. Morning after pill can cause changes in menstrual bleeding.

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