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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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I took the morning after pill and i also take seasonique. For the past few days, about a week after taking the after pill, I have had brown discharge.No odor or pain. Is it normal?

I took the morning after pill and i also take seasonique. For the past few days, about a week after taking the after pill, I have had brown discharge.No odor or pain. Is it normal?

Brown = blood : Brown is simply old blood. This was likely caused by taking the morning after pill. You do not need to take the morning after pill when you're on birth control pills. That is the whole point of birth-control pills. Adding the morning after pill does not make the birth control pills more effective. They're already very effective. ...Read more

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I've been having brown discharge for a week now. It started right after my period. 3 weeks ago I took a morning after pill. Is it because of that?

Morning after pill: Taking Plan B will throw the normal cycle off for up to 2 months after taking. It may be bleeding too early, too late, too long, too short or skipped. Anything is possible. Take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex. Be sure to use first urine of the morning for best accuracy. ...Read more

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I had sex with my partner but the condom broke i got the morning after pill that night, and 5 days later had a brown discharge but light what is it?

I had sex with my partner but the condom broke i got the morning after pill that night, and 5 days later had a brown discharge but light what is it?

Morning after pill: Jess, as long as you took the morning after pill within 72 hours of sexual activity, you are protected from pregnancy. The morning after pill is known for causing spotting because it interferes with your normal menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill mid cycle & my period was due on 26th dec but only had sporadic brown discharge is this normal?

I took the morning after pill mid cycle & my period was due on 26th dec but only had sporadic brown discharge is this normal?

Hormone interference: The morning after pill is a pill that contains hormones. Anytime you add hormones you can alter the start of the period and also the characteristics of the period. The period may be delayed or lighter or heavier. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on my period and took the morning after pill the next day however now there is a smelly brown discharge, how do I make it stop?

I had unprotected sex on my period and took the morning after pill the next day however now there is a smelly brown discharge, how do I make it stop?

Little you can do: It should go away on its own within a few days and there is really nothing you can or should do at this point. Do not douche. If it persists or the odor is particularly bad than you should be checked by your physician. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 18d ago on my first day of period and took morning after pill right away. Now i'm ovulating and having brown discharge.Whatisit?

I had unprotected sex 18d ago on my first day of period and took morning after pill right away. Now i'm ovulating and having brown discharge.Whatisit?

Reaction to pill: The brownish discharge is old blood and likely a reaction to morning after pill. Unprotected sex can lead to sexually t transmitted disease as well. That discharge is not typical but one can acquire diseases without symptoms. Use condoms for prevention. See a doctor about that. ...Read more

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4days after taking morning after pill there is a brown and white discharge. Is it my period starting cos my period is due or can I b preggies?

4days after taking morning after pill there is a brown and white discharge. Is it my period starting cos my period is due or can I b preggies?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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condom broke so I took the morning after pill the next day it broke again so I took another one the next day. First sour thick discharge now brown d?

 condom broke so I took the morning after pill the next day it broke again so I took another one the next day. First sour thick discharge now brown d?

Buy better condoms: The morning after pill should provide additional protection; however here is simple advice: use good condoms PLUS spermicidal gel, faom, sponge,or vaginal suppositories ( double barrier technique ). It is also time to speak to your GYN about BC pills or IUD. ...Read more

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Why am I having a light yellow discharge after taking morning after pill?

Abnormal bleeding...: ...is expected after taking PlanB. The yellow discharge might be old blood. You may also have bacterial vaginosis or an STD. See a doctor. ...Read more

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White(liquid) milky discharge, after taking morning after pill. Is this a normal symptom? If so, what is the cause?

White(liquid) milky discharge,  after taking morning after pill. Is this a normal symptom? If so, what is the cause?

Probably coincidence: The morning after pill is not expected to cause a discharge, with a disclaimer that hormone changes through the month will normally cause various discharges. The pill could conceivably affect them. These are normal and should not concern you. If you current discharge continues to bother you then have it checked. ...Read more

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After taking the morning after pill is it normal to get yellow discharge?

After taking the morning after pill is it normal to get yellow discharge?

No it is not normal: A yellow discharge needs to be checked for infection including stds, so you shoud get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill cause excessive discharge?

Can the morning after pill cause excessive discharge?

Possible Side effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more