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Brown Discharge And Frequent Urge To Urinate I Missed 3 Birth Control Pills In A Row
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
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'm having brown discharge instead of my regular period. Will missing a birth control pill cause this?
Yes: The hormones in birth control pills inhibit ovulation. When you miss pills, the resulting hormone changes quickly cause effects in the uterus and elsewhere. Uterine lining can be expelled. Use back up (condoms) contraception for remainder of cycle. Period may come at unexpected time as well. Just keep taking pills as you have been instructed. ...Read more
I'm on a birth control pill, an it's regular to miss you period sometimes. I missed mine two times in a row. What are symptoms of early pregnancy?
Take a test: Don't guess. 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
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
White, sour smelling discharge, can I be pregnant? Started my third month of active birth control pills, never missed one and a normal period.
Experiencing breakthrough bleeding for a week. Light but visible and need pantiliner. Missed a couple of birth control pills before. Should i worry?
Unanswerable: This question is unanswerable. What kind of bcp are you on? Have your periods been regular on this birth control? Were you sexual on the days you missed your pills? If you are in any way potentially pregnant then when you are more than two weeks past the normal expected period you should get tested. ...Read more
Why do I get light bleed after every sex? Also 10days of brown discharge following short period? Sexually active always w condom. Mini pill for 1month
After I stopped taking birth control pills, I'm experiencing thick brown discharge for a whole week before my period comes. What may be the cause?
If i always have a brown discharge during "period" (no red) while taking birth control for many months, did birth control pill fail me?
No.: No, it isn't a sign of 'failing', but. The birth control pills can definitely change the type, color, amount of bleeding that a woman has during her menses. Sometimes the 'period' becomes very light (sometimes the pills will cause menses to stop, which is an effect of the progestin hormone in the pills, and the type and amount of estrogen), or can become discharge, as you described. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cramping normal when i'm on my third week of active birth control pills, especially if i took some late?
MENSTRUAL CRAMPS: You should not be having cramps unless your period is coming. Some bleeding may occur if you forget your bcp pills. Seek gyne consult when in doubt. Bcp can cause cramps when taken in an empty stomach late at night. ...Read more
For the past 3 days i've had stringy brown discharge i only see it if i put toilet paper up there, mild cramps, 6 bc pils left and i'm sexually active.
Brown = old blood : 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 & hormonal changes can cause spotting. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
When ovulating do people have clear-ish vaginal discharge and cramping? I'm also on birth control, and had my period a week ago.
Bleeding with clots and cramping a week and a half after period. I missed 3 days of birth control so I doubled up. What's going on?
Due to missed pills: When you miss 3 days of pills in the middle of a cycle, there is a sudden decrease in hormones which brings on your period, and flow is heavy as the uterine lining hasn't matured. Keep taking your pills, and the flow will slow down, but you will most likely have another period at the end of the 28 day cycle. Please use additional protection for contraception. ...Read more
Intercourse 4/26just birth control (lo loestrin fe) and pull out.
Very bad cramping along with sore breasts &grainy period for a week could I be preg?
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
I'm on birth control. And i keep getting this brownish discharge instead of a period. I get nause a lot and sometimes throw up. Normal?
Brownish discharge : You can consider the brownish discharge as ca period. The brownish discharge represents old unoxygenated blood. ...Read more
Can switching birth control cause you to skip a period? I changed from a high hormone birth control to a very low hormone birth control. I have switched from Cryselle to Lo Loestrin Fe. I am usually very regular in my period and missed my period my first
Could: When you switch pills you have to be very meticulous. If you are not careful during the cross-over you might become pregnant. ...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
Brown discharge sometimes light blood for over 2weeks. I have skipped 3 periods by skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack. Is this normal?
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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