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Brown Discharge And Frequent Urge To Urinate I Missed 3 Birth Control Pills In A Row
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
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
I have been taking and missing birth control pills on and off this pack and on last active pill I had brown discharge an also cramps for 9 days? Y?
i see you have several questions related to contraceptive pill use. Both contraception and cycle control with an oral method requires consistent daily use. The on-off effects of inconsistent use is very confusing to the uterus lining whether to bleed or not. You may at this point need to discuss this issue with your doctor to reset your cycle.
Doc ripley. ...Read more
Hello. I made a mistake and doubled up on my birth control pills and had unprotected sex that night. Light brown discharge occurred. Could I be prego?
I suggest a pregnancy test in 1 week. No condoms?
BC pills are not 100% effective; however, doubling up may have helped prevent pregnancy: thinks condoms and spermicidal foam or gel. ...Read more
I'm on birth control pills, I had brown discharge during the week before the sugar pills, and now during the sugar pills I still have brown discharge?
Can happen: Stick with your pill and see what happens with next 1-2 cycles. If you do not have regular period, see your doctor to discuss possible change in pill. If concern for pregnancy do home preg test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg unlikely you are pregnant. Hope this was helpful Dr R ...Read more
Brown discharge: Your brown discharge and itching may be due to a vaginal infection. See your doctor for vaginal cultures and treatment ...Read more
I am 22 & on birth control pills (yaz) and have been for over a year. I have brown discharge mostly when I wipe. Is this normal? What should I do?
Common: This type of bleeding/discharge is common on the pill. The pill is still effective and this is more of a nuisance than a problem. The two options are to stay on this pill and see if it resolves or change pills. ...Read more
I have light brown discharge with no odor, having cramps. Last period was 9/23-9/26. And I miss my birth control pills can that be the reason why?
I'm on birth control amd missed a pill about 3 weeks ago and have had a brown discharge ever since and I'm starting to worry. Is this normal?
Concerned about a chocolate brown discharge I have been having the past two weeks. I am on birth control but don't miss a pill. What could it be?
Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more
I just started birth control July 3rd, and recently been having brown discharge and cramps. I haven't missed any pills. Is this normal?
I missed my birth control yesterday and I took two pills today but I am getting a brown discharge. Help?
I'm on birth control and didn't miss any pills from my pack. Had sex 12 days ago. Now having brown discharge with cramps a week before placebo pills Why?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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
I'm on birth control but missed one pill, took MAP after unprotected sex, 2 weeks later and little bit of brown discharge, is this normal?
Emergency contracept: Depending upon which week's pill you missed, you can maintain infertility by taking 2 at same time if you missed just one. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/forgot-to-take-your-birth-control-pills for details. Morning after pill or emergency contraception can throw off your hormones leading to spotting latter on. Out of curiosity, if you're "on birth control" why would "unprotected" ...Read more
Can missing birth control cause redish-Brown discharge for multiple days? Also what should I do if I miss a birth control pill?
YES: The hormonal cycle can be disturbed and cause some breakthrough spotting if you miss pills. If you miss one pill, then take the pill when you remember it, this will still provide protection in the cycle. If you miss more than two pills in a single cycle. The pills are not effective anymore that cycle and you must use back up birth control to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
Missed day 4 of birth control, unprotected sex that day, took 1 pill day 5, shortly after dark brown discharge, how long will this discharge go on?
Hi. I'm having trouble with my Monistat 7. So, last Wednesday I started noticing that I was itching a little and I had dark brown discharge. (The Saturday before I had unprotected sex and missed my birth control pill) This continued through the entire w
I'm suppose to take birth control constantly but I missed days & had protected sex. I have mild cramping and brown discharge what is this from?
Infection Possible.: The issue of missing a birth control pill and the discharge may be unrelated. Missing the PILL and unprotected sex can mean pregnancy. Have that investigated. The discharge could be harmless spotting associated with hormonal issues but it could mean infection or under so circumstances missed abortion. You must be evaluated by Gynecologist. ...Read more
I missed 3 birth control pills in a row. I missed sunday, monday and tuesday of my new pack of pills, what do I do. I am on loestrin
Start new pack.: Discard the current pack and start over with a new pack. Notify your doctor. Also let your doctor know about any unscheduled bleeding. If you feel it's difficult to keep up with taking pills each day, there is long-acting reversible contraception (larc) available, such as the iud or nexplanon. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections every 3 months is also another option. Best of luck. ...Read more
If I missed two birth control pills in a row should I double the next dose or continue taking one a day like I would normally?
Depends on Pill:
Depends on kind of pill you take: combo estrogen-progesterone or just Progesterone pill. For estrogen-progesterone pills, it depends on where you are in the package.
For a handy chart, see:
http://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/health-topics/birth-control/if-forget-take-pill-19269.Htm
this helps you know if you need to use back up method and for how long. ...Read more
Depends. . .: Active pills or placebo/sugar ones? You're supposed to bleed during placebo/sugar week. Answer also depends upon active week if biphasic or triphasic. Check out "What happens if I miss a dose? " at http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/amethyst. Html. Best to set reminder on your smartphone. Depending upon pill, you might be considered missing a pill if you're more than 3hrs late! Ask your pharmacist about yours ...Read more
How likely is ovulation if I missed 2 birth control pills in a row during the second week? (Doubled up after missing) my pill has 0.35 mg estrogen..
Possible: That's why you must scrupously take those pills! They are much more effective if you actually use them as directed. You should abstain from any sexual activity for the rest of the month if you want to guarantee that you won't get pregnant this month. Be more careful in the future. We believe skipping one day is safe, two days is risky. ...Read more
Can't tell if I had my period on birth control pills. Bc only has my period lasting 4 days. Lots of white discharge and sometimes a light yellw/brown?
OCP and period: It may be normal for you to have very light or no bleeding on birth control pills. The amount of bleeding relates to how thick is the lining that develops on the pill. This is influenced by the type of medications in the pill, your weight, how active you are, other medications you are taking, and whether you miss any pills. When you miss or have light periods, you could be pregnant as well. ...Read more
Hello. I missed three days of my birth control pills (ortho tri cyclin lo) and took two pills a day for three days. What should I do?
Reset: While you might get away with this if you are near the end of your pack, you need to assume you are not protected. Stop the pill for a week and then start a new pack. Use backup contraception (a condom, for instance) for the next month. If remembering pills is a problem you should consider the ring, the patch or switch to an implant or an iud. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have dark brown discharge as your menstrual cycle? I don't take birth control pills and I'm celibate.
This sounds normal: But see your doctor, if you are concerned. ...Read more
I missed two of my birth control pills, so me freaking out, took three. I went to the bathroom honestly two minutes later and there was dark discharge. I think my missing two tried to start my period earlier. Help?!
Missing pills can be potentially dangerous if you have been sexually active during this period of missed pills so I would recommend the following:
a) if you have been sexually active during this period of time of missed pills and the last sexual contact was within the last 72 hours obtain the emergency contraceptive Plan B One step
b)If no sexual activity has occurred during this week start new pa ...Read more
What happens if you miss some of your birth control pills? I missed three pills, should I still take them?
No: By the time a woman misses 3 bcp in a row, the chance she will ovulate and start a period is very high. I recommend a woman stop the current pack, take nothing for 4 more days and then start a new pack at the beginning. Back up birth control will need to be used until 2 weeks into the next pack, such as condoms. In order for bcp to work you need to take them same time every day. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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
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