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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

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Hi there I've recently been on movisse birth control going on my 2nd month and I've been having brown discharge randomly is that normal?

Norethindrone: Movisse (norethindrone) like other oral contraceptives has potential side effect of light vaginal bleeding or spotting. Brown vaginal discharge is likely old blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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I just started birth control for the first time two weeks ago, just recentley I've noticed a brown discharge. Will it go away eventually?

I just started birth control for the first time two weeks ago, just recentley I've noticed a brown discharge. Will it go away eventually?

Usually: There can be irregular spotting (which is what the brown discharge is) for about three months when initially starting pills. If not, it doesn't mean the pill is not working, it is just a nusiance and your doctor may want to try a different pill to relieve this. ...Read more

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I just started a new birth control and the first week is normal along with the third and fourth. It the second week I have a dark brown discharge.?

I just started a new birth control and the first week is normal along with the third and fourth. It the second week I have a dark brown discharge.?

It should go away: Irregular bleeding when first starting the pill is relatively common. I encourage my patients to stay with any new pill for 3 cycles before changing to a different pill. If you cannot stand the irregular bleeding, the next step would be to use a pill which contains more estrogen than the one you are currently using. That change may or may not help in the short term and but should help long term. ...Read more

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How to prevent brown discharge caused by birth control?

Exam: You need a pelvic exam and also cultures to make sure no infection, you need to see a obgyn. Ocps donot cause brown discharge ...Read more

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I'm having dark brown discharge and am in the middle of my cycle. Also on birth control. Please help.

I'm having dark brown discharge and am in the middle of my cycle. Also on birth control. Please help.

May be normal: Menstrual blood is composed of blood and sloughed tissue. It can be red, light brown, or dark brown. It can be thin or clotty. These can be normal variations. However if associated with itching, burning, fever, odor, abdominal pain or other concerns, then see a gynecologist or doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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I missed my birth control yesterday and I took two pills today but I am getting a brown discharge. Help?

From missing pill: When you miss a bc pill you can get break through bleeding or a brown blood discharge. Keep taking your pills on schedule. You will want to use condoms as a back up measure to prevent pregnancy to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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I started birth control on the 11th of January. Today, I'm experiencing a brown discharge. Is that normal when taking the pill?

It can be normal: It can be normal if you are on low dose pill. If it continues after 2-3 cycles - you can ask your Gyn to change the dose. Spotting can also happen if you miss pills. Try to stick to same time everyday for taking pill. Also if you are started on OCP because of irregular periods, it might take 2-3 cycles to regulate. ...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


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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