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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?

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?

OK: With endometriosis sometimes a therapy can work for a while and then not work as well. Often medicines need to be switched from time to time. Sometimes the uterus needs a break from a medicine and stopping treatment for 2 weeks then restarting will fix things. And sometimes there is another reason (polyp, fibroid, cyst, etc) for a new symptom. I would recommend an ultrasound first. ...Read more

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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'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?

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

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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

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

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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 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?

Yes: continuous nuvaring use often times thins out the uterine lining to the point that you have no bleeding or just a small amount. The brown just means older blood and is to be expected with continuous use. Its not harmful ...Read more

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When using the Nuvaring is it common to get brown discharge?

When using the Nuvaring is it common to get brown discharge?

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

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I just started nuvaring about 2 weeks ago and for the past 4 or 5 days i've have brown discharge. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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Nuvaring (Definition)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 ...Read more