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Birth Control Brown Discharge
Brown discharge: Your brown discharge and itching may be due to a vaginal infection.See your doctor for vaginal cultures and treatment ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Possibly: It is not uncommon for women on birth control pills to have their periods become lighter, shorter, less frequent, or stop all together. These changes can occur once, occasionally, frequently or all the time. If you have not missed any pills and had protected sex, the likelihood of being pregnant is very low. If still concerned, you can check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill for awhile, periods can get lighter and lighter. This is a good effect, not a problem. Brown spotting just means the bleeding is lighter. ...Read more
Stopping continuous birth control pills for period.. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?
On trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control, brown vaginal discharge, unprotected sex?
Vaginal : Vaginal brown discharge can be a sign of a few different things. One common occurence is old blood. If you are on birth control pills(bcp's), especially during the first 3 months, spotting is considering normal. This spotting can present as brown discharge because it can linger in the vagina and by the time it is released it is brown in color. Also certain infections can cause a brown discharge. Unless you have itching, burning, vaginal irritation, or foul odor i would not be concerned about an infectious process. I suggest if any of the above symptoms are present, see your doctor for an evaluation. If not, and the discharge persists, especially after 3 months on bcp's your doctor may try another bcp and perform additional testing if deemed necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
This can be common : It can be common to have some cramping before a period and that can be helped by advil or aleve (naproxen). Mild spotting before a menses can be normal also leading into a menses. If it becomes accessive and during multiple months you can consider switching birth control pills. ...Read more
Many possible things: In the first 1-3 mos, spotting/irregular bleeding is quite common, and can occur even with perfect pill use. It doesn't mean there's a a problem. But if you've been on the pill for awhile, there are many possible causes of bleeding-- from infections, even stds, to polyps of the uterus or cervix, to fibroids, to missed pills, or other causes. See your doctor. ...Read more
On nexplanon birth control been noticing white clear stretchy vaginal discharge can I be ovulating?
Very unlikely: When on Nexplanon, ovulation does not happen or only rarely happens. Even if it happens, the contraceptive's other effects still prevent pregnancy from occurring. However, life is never exact. If a woman is worried, she can do a home urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more
Green mucus discharge (just once) during heavy period. Recently came off birth control pill. Withdrawal related?
Not usually: Discharge that has a distinct color to it usually indicates an infection. It is recommended to make an appointment with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is not uncommon to have discharge (of neutral color) when discontinuing or initiating hormone therapy. Monitor yourself for changes in color, smell, itching/burning sensations, amount and frequency. ...Read more
Five days before period had dark stringy discharge. light brown discharge when wipe. on birth control. Just had bacterial infect.Treated. rephresh pil?
Brown = old blood: 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 self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Rephresh is fine to use ...Read more
Delivered baby went on birth control brown discharge and consistent breakthrough bleeding for three months?
Which birth control: If birth control pills, are you taking same time every day? New moms may find that difficult. If other methods: the shot, patch, iud may have other causes. As it's persisted x 3 months, best to see or call your doctor. He/she can't know you're having problems unless you speak up. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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