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Breakthrough Bloody Discharge While On Birth Control
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
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
Is this normal? Been on birth control for 9 months. Forgot a pill. Doubled up the next day, but started bleeding. I figured it was breakthrough bleeding. Have had brown discharge the past 3 days following. Is this normal? Now it's turned back into blood,
Likely not: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. There's little evidence that 1 pill is more or less likely to cause breakthrough. Most people who take within 1-2 hrs don't have breakthrough. I'd suggest continuing to take pills. ...Read more
Missed birth control pills, had unprotected sex and experienced breakthrough bleeding. I have fatigue, leg nerve spasms, discharge. Pregnancy chances?
Chances/ likelihood: Depends on how many of the oral contraceptive pills were missed ; when in your menstrual cycle you had the unprotected sexual intercourse. Bottom line, is that you should consistently use protection if you aren't ready for pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. Take care. ...Read more
I'm on birth control and I still have 3 weeks till my next period. For a couple of days I've had brown, (fresh), bloody discharge. What's going on?
Spotting on the pill: Bleeding while taking a birth control pill is one of the most common side effects women experience. This can happen even if you don't miss any pills, but is more common if you miss one or two pills in the pack. Keep taking your pills every day, and try not to miss any. If the bleeding gets heavier, or if you don't get your normal period when expected, call your gynecologist for an appointment. ...Read more
I started the birth control shot yesterday for the first time&later on the top part of my clitoris is swollen&now has white, bloody discharge. Help?
Call your doc.: These may not be related, but in that you are experiencing a physical change so close to an injection time, your doc needs to be aware. ...Read more
After I have had sex the past couple of times I have had a bloody discharge while having sex. What would cause this? I am on birth control
Bloody discharge a week after period, not on birth control, no possibility of pregnancy, what could this be?
Could be ovulation: But. Can only be sure by waiting. If the next period is on time and normal, you will know. ...Read more
I have been having brown bloody discharge when I have a tampon in but little to none comes out. I am not on my period. I am on birth control.?
No problem: This does not sound like a problem. ...Read more
I am on a birth control ring and took it out t have my period. Soon after I had a large bloody skin like discharge I pulled out what should I do?
22 yrs old never take birth control, but the past two months I have been getting a Bloody discharge a Week before my period. What can be a cause?
Further eval.: One possible cause is hormonal imbalance and break through bleeding. I would follow up with your physician and also obtain a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 3 days ago. Yesterday I had a bloody discharge, today I have red spotting. I'm on Seasonique birth control. What could this be?
Nothing: At the most it might be minor trauma from intercourse. ...Read more
I got my period and began birth control, same day. After 2 days my period stopped and I got dark brown discharge, not at all bloody for 2 weeks now?
Not unexpected: Dark brown discharge is generally "old blood" and tissue from the lining of the uterus. Hormones from the birth control pill have changed the character of flow for this cycle. Continue your pills and your next period should have a more normal pattern. If you continue with concerns see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have doc's appt soon. If I say I have bloody discharge for a week, do I have to take pelvic exam? I don't want to. I'm on birth control pill.
Why: If you have bloody discharge, it may be from a disturbance of the internal female anatomy like uterine cancer. If you hide the truth from your doc, the potential outcome can be fatal. If you exclude the proper exams from the evaluation process, you do the same thing. If you want the best care possible, tell the truth and discuss the process of evaluation with your doc. He/she may not need to. ...Read more
I have bloody vaginal discharge quite a bit. I've never had sex, never had birth control, don't have any contraceptives, and not on my period.?
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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
Usually: This can occur due to an effect of the hormones on thinning the uterine lining, and decreasing the amount of tissue that accumulates each month, and some patients develop a brownish discharge that is the shedding of older blood/tissue from the uterine lining. Many different things can cause though. ...Read more
Cervical mucous: This is considered normal sexual mucous secretion; however, if you have had unprotected sexual penetration, get an STD screen. I am confused since you are listed as a male? ...Read more
Ever since I've been put on birth control, my discharge has become a little thicker and white. Is this normal?
Discharge: Yes yuor discharge is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was getting birth control through a shot, and ever sense I stopped I've been having brown stringy discharge. Is this normal?
About 2 months ago I got on birth control but I stopped takeing it last month. I'm 6 days late and I have white eggish discharge could I be pg?
Started taking birth control in february. Stopped in march. Got a cycle in march. Now its april cycle is due but having light brownish discharge.
Brown = old blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Spotting or irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of any new pill. Missed pills also cause bleeding, so be sure you're not missing, but spotting/ bleeding can have other causes: pregnancy, fibroids, stds, a polyp. Bc other than pills may have spotting (the shot, implant, or progestin iud). See your dr to be sure. ...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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