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Brown Discharge After Starting Birth Control
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
Stopping continuous birth control pills for period.. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?
Brown discharge: Your brown discharge and itching may be due to a vaginal infection.See your doctor for vaginal cultures and treatment ...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
Early light period or spotting on birth control. I just started taking birth control lo lowestrin this month. Spotting for 6 days instead of period ?
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
Yes: Brown discharge is really clotted blood. When women have mild bleeding or spotting it can coagulate and become brown. As spotting is not uncommon while on oral contraceptive pills then, the answer is yes. But, bleeding can be do to other reasons. So if you have any other symptoms then seek medical attention. If brown discharge goes away then don't worry. ...Read more
Infection testing: 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 and 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
Started birth control week before period was supposed start. Unprotected sex on 5th day after starting birth control. need morning after pill?
BCP: They are generally effective for sure after you have completed one pack and are probably effective after you have been on it 1-2 weeks. You should take the pills at the same time everyday, usually in the morning but that does't matter. The reason to do this is to prevent breakthrough bleeding. So, yes do the morning after pill if you do not want the possibility of pregnancy. ...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
On birth control pill yasmin started having clear stringy discharge third day of placebo pill week. Am I ovulating? Waiting for my period to come...
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
Very light brownish spotting 6 days before period. On birth control pills. Havent missed one. Start period this sunday. What is the spotting?
BTB: Did you miss any pills or take them late? Have you been on other medicines, especially antibiotics? Have you been sick, nausea or diarrhea? Do you have a vaginal infection? Lots of things, or nothing, can lead to irregular bleeding on the birth control pill. Usually the next cycle will be better and pregnancy is unlikely, but condoms are always a good idea. ...Read more
Restart: Restart you pills with a new pack, the bleeding should resolve within a couple days. ...Read more
Stopped birth control pills, bled, then started on new pack 1.5 weeks after bleeding.Possible to get pregnant? Had brown spotting (light) for 4-5 days
Yes: The bleeding indicates your uterus sloughing off the previous months build up of tissue in anticipation of a pregnancy. 10 days post menses (bleeding) means you might have ovulated. You should treat this as if you just started on birth control and avoid unprotected sex for at least a month, one full cycle, after you restarted. Really safe would be two months. ...Read more
Do you ovulate while on birth control pill ? I noticed ovulation cramps and brown discharge about a week after my period
No,you're not: supposed to ovulate while on birth control pills,depending on type used. ...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
Im on birth control pill this month I started having a dark discharge. Started a week before the 21 cycle finished and during period days (instead)
Breakthrough bleed: 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. ...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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