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Discharge (Definition)

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


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Brown stringy like discharge after starting birth control?

Brown stringy like discharge after starting birth control?

Abn bleed: In the 1st three months of birth control use abnormal bleeding is expected... ...Read more

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Brown discharge while on birth control ?

Brown discharge while on birth control ?

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

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How come i get dark brown discharge while on birth control?

How come i get dark brown discharge while on birth control?

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

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Dark brown discharge for ten days on birth control. Is this normal?

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

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I'm on the continuous birth control and I have brown discharge, what could be wrong?

Spotting is not : Uncommon with contraceptives. Brown discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Can taking my birth control 10 hrs late cause me to have brown discharge the next day?

Can taking my birth control 10 hrs late cause me to have brown discharge the next day?

Yes: Some women's bodies are more sensitive than others. That being, taking their pills in the evening, then morning can cause them to break through bleeding which may show up as spotting. ...Read more

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Why am i experiencing brown discharge after taking birth control and how do I get it to stop?

Why am i experiencing brown discharge after taking birth control and how do I get it to stop?

Birth control : It is normal to have some spotting when you start birth control. Just keep taking your pills on time. It should improve after a few packs of pills as long as you don't miss any pills. ...Read more

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I'm on the birth control rod, an had it for a week an know I am starting to have brown discharge ?

Brown discharge: Some irregular spotting and bleeding is not uncommon with the birth control rod. Brown discharge represents old blood so nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How long to expect brown discharge on continuous birth control i take same exact time every day its been 4 months?

How long to expect brown discharge on continuous birth control i take same exact time every day its been 4 months?

Brownish discharge: It is likely that you need a stronger dose of hormones in the bcp than the one that your are taking. Probably the estrogen component is too low. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more