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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Is brown discharge normal after restarting day 1 of my contraceptive pill? I usually have a regular 28 day cycle, I am currently taking Aleese birthc

Is brown discharge normal after restarting day 1 of my contraceptive pill? I usually have a regular 28 day cycle, I am currently taking Aleese birthc

Spotting on bcps: Spotting while on low dose BCPs is very common. It might be related to taking the pill just a bit late. For now, continue to take the pills daily on schedule. Set your cell phone to get the time exact from day to day. If still having trouble next cycle, follow-up with your provider. ...Read more

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Brown discharge, severe cramping, not much blood and I'm on contraceptive pill. What could this be?

Brown discharge, severe cramping, not much blood and I'm on contraceptive pill. What could this be?

See doctor: It could simply be some break through bleeding. It also may be a vaginal infection or something involving your cervix and uterus. I suggest you see your doctor for evaluation and exam ...Read more

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Pink/brown discharge 5 days after unprotected sex with 99% positive no ejaculation on microlite contraceptive pill. Slight bloating/pain. Am I pregant?

Pink/brown discharge 5 days after unprotected sex with 99% positive no ejaculation on microlite contraceptive pill. Slight bloating/pain. Am I pregant?

Unlikely, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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I started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) flex contraceptive pill about a month ago. I'm sexually active. For about 2-3 weeks now I have been getting dark brown discharge. Help!

I started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) flex contraceptive pill about a month ago. I'm sexually active. For about 2-3 weeks now I have been getting dark brown discharge. Help!

Not unusual: This sort of irregular bleeding is not unusual on any pill, especially the first 2 to 3 cycles after you start as your body adjusts to it. It should resolve with subsequent cycles. ...Read more

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Brown discharge birth control pills on and itching?

Brown discharge birth control pills on and itching?

Brown discharge: Your brown discharge and itching may be due to a vaginal infection. See your doctor for vaginal cultures and treatment ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could not taking a break from active birth control pills cause brown discharge / spotting?

Could not taking a break from active birth control pills cause brown discharge / spotting?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Vaginal discharge: Hi duck13421,

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

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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?

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?

Doubtful: 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

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Happening frequently, I'm having brown discharge, no odor, after my period. Would only stop during my period. I'm on contraceptive pill. Is this dangerous?

Happening frequently, I'm having brown discharge, no odor, after my period. Would only stop during my period. I'm on contraceptive pill. Is this dangerous?

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

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I took contraceptive pill for a month and 5 days after my period, I have this light brown discharge every around 6pm. Its 2days now. What does it mean?

I took contraceptive pill for a month and 5 days after my period, I have this light brown discharge every around 6pm. Its 2days now. What does it mean?

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

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Is that normal? I had unprotected sex. After 1hour I took contraceptive pill. But after 1week I found alittle brown vaginal discharge for 4day right now

Is that normal? I had unprotected sex. After 1hour I took contraceptive pill. But after 1week I found alittle brown vaginal discharge for 4day right now

Take pregnancy test: It can be normal to have some spotting after taking the morning after pill, but you should definitely take a pregnancy test regardless. If you do not get a period when you would otherwise expect to, take another pregnancy test. See your doctor about a more reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge. It is brown and stringy but no smell. I'm on a contraceptive pill and this has appeared mid cycle.?

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge. It is brown and stringy but no smell. I'm on a contraceptive pill and this has appeared mid cycle.?

One of the most: Common causes of brownish discharge is vaginal secretions tinged with old blood...even occurring at mid-cycle. The fact that it is odorless suggests it may not be an infection (the good news). It could easily be normal. You can watch, see how long it persists (? >a week), and if more symptoms (odor, irritation, etc) develop. If you have it again next cycle, it's time to see your Provider. Stay well ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge and a little bit of blood instead of a period? I have no cramps and I take the femodene contraceptive pill.

Is it normal to have brown discharge and a little bit of blood instead of a period? I have no cramps and I take the femodene contraceptive pill.

Not uncommon: When you use birth control pills particularly low dose of pills a very thin lining on the uterus is created each month. When you take the sugar pills or placebo pills this lining begins to shed off and comes out as though it were a period. The quantity of bleeding frequently decreases and becomes dark very spotty as you've described. This is unlikely to be a problem. If you've missed pills spottingThe quantity of bleeding frequently decreases and becomes dark very spotty as you've described. This is unlikely to be a problem. If you've missed pills spotting like this may also happen at any time during the cycle. ...Read more

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I have regular intercourse. I finished my period. I have been having brown discharge for 4 days& it's been itchy& I'm on the contraceptive pill?

I have regular intercourse. I finished my period. I have been having brown discharge for 4 days& it's been itchy& I'm on the contraceptive pill?

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

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Am I pregnant? I had unprotected sex. After 1hour I got contraceptive pill. But after 1week I found a little brown vaginal discharge for 2days right now

Am I pregnant? I had unprotected sex. After 1hour I got contraceptive pill. But after 1week I found a little brown vaginal discharge for 2days right now

Normal: It's normal for the emergency contraceptive pill to cause irregular bleeding after taking and for up to 2 months afterwards. This medication if taken within 72 hours of sex will decrease risk of pregnancy to less than 1%. It works by delaying ovulation and thickening mucous in the cervix and fallopian tube to prevent conception. A pregnancy test should be performed using first morning urine 14 day. ...Read more

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I do not take the contraceptive pill. Had sex with condom 10 days ago. Instesd of my period had a little brown discharge. Could I be pregnant?

I do not take the contraceptive pill. Had sex with condom 10 days ago. Instesd of my period had a little brown discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Possibly: Nothing in life is 100%. Even the best contraception can fail. There is no way to know if you are pregnant without the proper examination and laboratory testing. There are other factors that can cause you to miss or have a lighter bleeding. I would suggest seeing a gynecologist if you have further questions or concerns. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 4 days ago took emergency contraceptive pill on spot. Today had few drops of thick clear white discharge (some odor)is it norrmal?

Had unprotected sex 4 days ago took emergency contraceptive pill on spot. Today had few drops of thick clear white discharge (some odor)is it norrmal?

Vaginosis: See your physician. You may have either candida or bacterial vaginosis and these require treatment with medication. Emergency contraception should be effective but get a pregnancy test within 4 weeks to be certain. ...Read more

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I had unplanned sex without precaution for 5-10 min. No discharge occur in duration & I taken emergency contraceptive pill. Still I can get pregnant?

Very slim possibility: It sounds like you have taken all the right precautions to prevent pregnancy. The possibility of conceiving is extremely, extremely small. ...Read more

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Tissue like membranous discharge during period. This never happened before. I took an emergency contraceptive pill 5-6 days back. Is this discharge ok?

Tissue like membranous discharge during period. This never happened before. I took an emergency contraceptive pill 5-6 days back. Is this discharge ok?

Probably normal: The menses that women have is the shedding of the uterine lining. Sometimes there are "tissue-like" parts that can be expelled, especially if EC is taken. I don't think you need to worry. Take a pregnancy test in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more