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Brown Discharge Nuvaring
Brown old blood: The brown discharge may be old blood from either the uterus or more likely the Nuva ring when it abrades the vaginal walls during sexual interaction episodes. ...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
I just started nuvaring about 2 weeks ago and for the past 4 or 5 days I've have brown discharge. Is this normal?
Yes: It's common to have some adjustment bleeding during the first 3 months of using the nuva-ring. Just continue to use it correctly on schedule. Call your doctor if the bleeding gets heavy or if the bleeding persists into the 4th ring month. ...Read more
I recently got on the nuvaring, this is my second month. And I am experiencing brown discharge. How long will this last? Is this normal?
Can happen: Not dangerous, give it time, hopefully should resolve soon. ...Read more
I'm on nuvaring I've been on it for about 6 months now and recently I got a brown discharge a few days before I was due to take it out is this normal?
Can occur!: Can occur. If it happens again, see your ob/gyn doc! ...Read more
I've been on Nuvaring for 8 months as directed. Now, 10 days before is due to be out, I have thick not so heavy Brown discharge w/ mild cramps. Normal?
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 it is not working. ...Read more
I had the nuvaring in for four weeks instead of my usual three weeks. My periods last about 3 days and brown discharge only. Is this normal?
I've been on the nuvaring for 6 years but had a very light, brown discharge for two days instead of a period this month. Should I be concerned?
My period is 6 days late I tested neg on day 4. I'll b on my third month using nuvaring. I'm having dark brown discharge today. Where's my period?
Pregnancy test: If your period is 6 days late, you should take another pregnancy test. The dark brown discharge could be your period starting, or it could be implantation bleeding which occurs when the embryo buries itself in the uterine lining. ...Read more
Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. I'm 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?
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. 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
Skipped my period on Nuvaring twice now and suppose to take it out next wk. Had protected sex 2 days ago. Having brown discharge. Should I be worried?
Normal: When women have vaginal blood that's very dark, it just means it's been there for a while. You can use a new ring every four weeks instead or 3weeks in, without the one week off and withdrawal bleed. There is enough hormone in the ring for 35 days. Your bleeding will eventually stops which is safe and has been well studied. Remember you do not have a "period" on the Pill or ring. ...Read more
I have endometriosis and presently on nuvaring from 6 mnths. I have 2 more weeks before my periods but have cramps and brown discharge. Pls advice?
Skipped month of nuvaring. Missed period.5neg pregtest. Reinserted this morn&at night I had a brown discharge. Is this normal?
Yes.: You are probably getting your period. It is OK. Just make sure you remember to change your Nuva Ring on time. ...Read more
I'm on the birth control nuvaring and I recently started light cramping and brown discharge. I do not take out my nuvaring at all. Is this normal?
Sore breasts, on nuvaring. Had light brown discharge once yesterday. Should I be worried, had it in for a month and a week. But I had sex condom broke?
I have a brown stringy discharge I have had since my peirod and im supposed to start again in 3 days. I have the nuvaring its been in my last peirod.
Check it out: May want to see your doc as could be sign if infection. ...Read more
This is my first month on Nuvaring. I have been having brown vaginal discharge for about a week after having a period only three days before. Normal?
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 ring is not working. ...Read more
I've had NuvaRing for 8 yrs. This past cycle I had my period. I put the ring in and kept bleeding for another week. I've been having brown/pink discharge while the ring is in. Is this normal? I've never had these symptoms
Not exactly normal: At your age, I am not alarmed, and occasional menstrual irregularities are quite common on hormonal birth control. So if this month is the only time this happens, and if things go back to normal next month, then I wouldn't worry. However, continued irregular bleeding could indicate a problem (infection, polyp, hormonal issue, etc). So I would see a GYN if it happens again. ...Read more
Brown/blood discharge day after unprotected sex while on nuvaring. 1 week after menstruation ended. What does that mean?
Old blood: The intercourse probably caused a bit of irritation which resulted in some bleeding... Not to worry unless it is persistant. ...Read more
I'm spotting 2days after my period ended now its day 4 n I'm having cramps and brown discharge. What can it be? I'm also on nuvaring
Rest of period: The brown discharge is likely just the end of your period. Brown equals old blood that has been sitting in the back of the vagina or lower part of the uterus. Some cycles it takes longer to come out than others. ...Read more
I skipped my period by putting a new nuvaring in w/o week off. Two weeks later I am cramping and have brown discharge. Is normal? How long till go awa
Yes: Not allowing the one week break from the estrogen and progestin in the Nuvaring can and usually will alter bleeding and cramping patterns. The brown discharge is related to a little bleeding. If you have already had symptoms for two weeks, they should end soon. Finish wearing this ring, and take it out for the "rest" week. Things should slowly, over 2-4 weeks, return to normal. Best wishes:) ...Read more
I have been using NuvaRing for years and never experienced Dark Brown discharge 2 weeks before my period is scheduled to come. I am extremely tired and it is hard to concentrate. I did leave the ring in week longer and had unprotected sex within that time
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. 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 ring is not working. 4 weeks of Nuvaring use is fine. See doctor for fatigue ...Read more
Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..
I'm on nuvaring birth control and the start of my last period was July 25th. On August 14th I experienced brown discharge and mild cramping. This has never happened to me before but I am sexually active. I was wondering what could have caused it?
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 Nuvaring is not working. ...Read more
I'm been having discharge like non stop daily since I put my NuvaRing in. How long until my body adjusts to this foreign object? This is uncomfortable
Stop: I would recommend stopping the Nuvaring if you are having discomfort and continuous discharge. I would also have a pelvic exam by an OB/GYN and a swab taken to rule out BV/full STI panel. There are other types of birth control you can consider such as an IUD which is for the most part insert and forget for several years of effective birth control, although there are some risks/benefits to discuss. ...Read more
I have been on Nuvaring for a week and today I noticed thick, greenish discharge. Is that normal?
I've been on NuvaRing since August 15. Since starting I've had more discharge than before. Lately I've developed a small odor. Not fishy. What's wrong?
Watery: Nuvaring naturally cleans the vagina by balancing the vaginal ph. This can cause the vagina to be slightly wetter than usual with a small amount of nonodorous, clear, watery discharge. It should be minimal without smell or itching. If you have alot, a smell, yellowish color or itching then you should be tested for stds, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
I am on NuvaRing. I've been having excessive discharge on this contraception. How long until my body adjusts to this where the discharge will diminish?
Is the discharge itchy or does it smell different than the vaginal fluid your body naturally produces? If yes, please see a provider for an evaluation and exam.
If the discharge you're asking about is a greater volume of your normal vaginal fluid, it may feel like a nuisance, but is nothing to be concerned about.
Increase of local estrogen from the Nuvaring can cause this.
Have recently taken nuvaring and only had it in for a day or so and it started giving me cramps is that normal? I took it out because the cramps were bad and when I did cloudy white colored discharge came out with it is that normal also?
Not common: Your symptoms are not common with the nuva- ring. You may have an infection - it sound like you should see your doctor. ...Read more