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Haven't had period for 2 years on mini pill. Feanolla and had brown discharge for 7 days. Why and how long will it last?

Haven't had period for 2 years on mini pill. Feanolla and had brown discharge for 7 days. Why and how long will it last?

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

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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Brown discharge whilst on zelleta mini pill, happening for a while, I've been on the mini pill for nearly 4 months, what do I do?

Brown discharge whilst on zelleta mini pill, happening for a while, I've been on the mini pill for nearly 4 months, what do I do?

Vaginal discharge: Without being able to examine you and the discharge (which sounds like old blood) it is not possible to make any provisional diagnosis. Best to contact the doctor who began the mini pill and discuss with them. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm on the mini pill nd I had spotting once one day then again another day now im having brown discharge maybe blood? Is this normal??

I'm on the mini pill nd I had spotting once one day then again another day now im having brown discharge maybe blood? Is this 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 pill is not working. ...Read more

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I am on the mini pill and missed 2 days I had unprotected sex with my partner. I never get cramping or brown discharge and suddenly I am, help??

I am on the mini pill and missed 2 days I had unprotected sex with my partner. I never get cramping or brown discharge and suddenly I am, help??

Brown discharge: This could just be from the missed pills. But if it's been in the past few days, use an emergency contraceptive to prevent unintended pregnancy. Consider a more reliable form of contraception such as an IUD to prevent such scares in the future. ...Read more

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On the mini pill for 2 years. Have endo & a cyst. BC stopped my period for 2 years. Now I have a brown discharge. Did not have sex. What's going on?

On the mini pill for 2 years. Have endo & a cyst. BC stopped my period for 2 years. Now I have a brown discharge. Did not have sex. What's going on?

Break thru bleeding: It is not uncommon to have abnormal spotting or bleeding while taking a progestin only contraceptive. If the problem persists it could be treated with a short course of lotus estrogen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My period is irregular. Now didn't get one during my "no pill" week of BC. Had small light brown discharge for 2 days, days later, didn't miss pills?

My period is irregular. Now didn't get one during my "no pill" week of BC. Had small light brown discharge for 2 days, days later, didn't miss pills?

Could be BC: Hormonal BC can alter your cycle dramatically. Some women may not get a period at all while others may have a very short period. That being said, there are other reasons you might not be getting a period, schedule an appointment with your OBGYN so they can rule out other reasons for the missed periods. If it is just the BC they could switch you to a lower dose pill. ...Read more

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Came off mini pill end of june on 5th july I had a withdraw bleed, a week later I had brown discharge for a week, I keep getting headaches and nausea?

Came off mini pill end of june on 5th july I had a withdraw bleed, a week later I had brown discharge for a week, I keep getting headaches and nausea?

Takes time: It's possible that your hormones are still trying to reset after the mini pill. It's not abnormal to have headaches/nausea for several months after taking the medicine. I'm assuming you did a pregnancy test already.
I would wait it out, if getting worse then contact us.
Periods back to normal? ...Read more

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Brown like discharge second month in using the cerelle mini pill. ...... started out of nowhere. After having sex today its now the colour of a period?

Brown like discharge second month in using the cerelle mini pill. ...... started out of nowhere. After having sex today its now the colour of a period?

Minipill problem: The pill you are taking is not a regular birth control pill since it contains only the progesterone-like hormone. The usual pills contain both estrogen and progesterone. You may be on this pill because of medical problems or because you are nursing. It is not unusual to see irregular bleeding with the minipill, and it is not a problem. You should check that you are not pregnant and discuss with MD ...Read more

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I started my birth control about 3 weeks ago, which is a mini pill. Today I am experiencing period cramps and brown discharge?

I started my birth control about 3 weeks ago, which is a mini pill. Today I am experiencing period cramps and brown discharge?

Post Partum?: This mini pill (progesterone only) is usually used for breast feeding mothers.

So if post partum, then irreg bleeding for up to 6 months is common.

And, either way, always give any pill 3 cycles to see how it will regulate your cycles

wishing you well ...Read more

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I'm am on the mini pill for 2 months I had a normal period first one this for past 4 days I had red streaks of blood or brown discharge and sore boobs?

I'm am on the mini pill for 2 months I had a normal period first one this for past 4 days I had red streaks of blood or brown discharge and sore boobs?

May be nl. Variation: Although BCPs are effective birth control, your symptoms warrant pregnancy test to be sure. I would repeat the test one more time in a week if negative and confirm by blood test if still doubtful. Feel better! ...Read more

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On mini pill for a yr with no period. Had sore breasts for 2-3 weeks which have grown a lot. I’ve just started having cramps and light brown discharge?

On mini pill for a yr with no period. Had sore breasts for 2-3 weeks which have grown a lot. I’ve just started having cramps and light brown discharge?

"Minipill": The "minipill" is not as effective for pregnancy protection, and can affect the menstrual cycle as described. Over time, estrogen production from the ovaries can cause a thickening of the uterine lining, which can cause some cramping and bleeding (brown discharge) as it degenerates in places. Get a serum HCG to make certain you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can the Plan B pill make brown discharge?

Can the Plan B pill make brown discharge?

Yes -that is likely: Old blood. Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if your period is 7 or more >. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge after starting the pill normal?

Is brown discharge after starting the pill normal?

Yes: Brown discharge is really clotted blood. When women have mild bleeding or spotting it can coagulate and become brown. As spotting is not uncommon while on oral contraceptive pills then, the answer is yes.

But, bleeding can be do to other reasons. So if you have any other symptoms then seek medical attention. If brown discharge goes away then don't worry. ...Read more

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Today is day 10 after taking abortion pill is brown discharge normal?

Today is day 10 after taking abortion pill is brown discharge normal?

May or may not be: It is normal to have some bleeding or brownish discharge after taking emergency contraception. Typically it only lasts a few days, though. Given that you're has been ongoing for 10 days, it would be a good idea to get checked by your doctor. It may be that nothing is wrong, and your bleeding has just been longer than normal; however, you should get checked out in case something else is wrong. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge a week after taking Plan B pill?

Is it normal to have brown discharge a week after taking Plan B pill?

Yes: This is some light bleeding caused by the hormonal effects of the pills. Get a pregnancy test in a few weeks to ease your worries - make sure your not pregnant. Plan b works pretty well but nothing is perfect. Also consider getting on a good birth control method so you do not have to go through this emotional torture again. ...Read more

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2nd month on Cerazette had a brown discharge for 10 days, never used this pill before always had combined. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Old blood and miucous will lead to a brownish dischage- should be checked by GYN. ...Read more

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I had a pill abortion 20days ago, I bleeded for about two weeks and after was having brown discharge for several days now. Is this normal?

I had a pill abortion 20days ago, I bleeded for about two weeks and after was having brown discharge for several days now. Is this normal?

Yes, normal: After medication abortion you can have spotting for a couple of weeks. When women describe brown bleeding it's usually glad that's just been around for a few days. I hope you've gone back for your follow-up appointment and know for sure that you are no longer pregnant. I also hope that you're on high efficacy contraception so you don't get pregnant until if and when your are ready to be a mom! ...Read more

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Been taking 2 bc pill at a time the past 3 weeks I'm really off on the pills and now I have brown discharge is that from being off so much?

Been taking 2 bc pill at a time the past 3 weeks I'm really off on the pills and now I have brown discharge is that from being off so much?

Yes: Your period will be abnormal for 1-2 months until you get back on the proper birth control schedule again. Be sure to use a backup method of birth control this month. Setting an alarm may be helpful for reminding you when to take the pill! ...Read more

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On the 10th, I took pills as ecp then bled for 3 days (brown & light flow) on the 19th. Today, may 30 I havebeen getting brown discharge what this mean?

On the 10th, I took pills as ecp then bled for 3 days (brown & light flow) on the 19th. Today, may 30 I havebeen getting brown discharge what this mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge may mean you have an STD and may require a pelvic exam, with testing and treatment of an infection. It may also signify some irregular bleeding, perhaps triggered by hormonal changes associated with ECP. Get a pregnancy test done, and tests for cervical infections with your PCP, GYN or an urgent care center ...Read more

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Is it normal for brown discharge even if I haven't finished my pills?

Is it normal for brown discharge even if I haven't finished my pills?

Yes.: While disconcerting, this is not uncommon. If you are dissatisfied, see your gynecologist to be examined/evaluated. ...Read more

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Pinkish, brown discharge, plus I wipe like piece of something big brown, test negative, I am on 28 days pills, not period time anyway?

Pinkish, brown discharge, plus I wipe like piece of something big brown, test negative, I am on 28 days pills, not period time anyway?

Could be: Just old blood or irregular bleeding on your pill. But if worried see your gyn. Doubt pregnancy but ectopic pregnancy, like you have had are more common on the pill. Also could be an infection. So if worried see your GYN ...Read more

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I've been having a light brown discharge for 3 days now, I'm 13 pills into my pack of cilest. I've never had this before, should I be worried?

I've been having a light brown discharge for 3 days now, I'm 13 pills into my pack of cilest. I've never had this before, should I be worried?

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

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I am half way through my second month of my pill and I am getting period painful period stunting and brown discharge. This is a strong pill too?

I am half way through my second month of my pill and I am getting period painful period stunting and brown discharge. This is a strong pill too?

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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Brown discharge in between periods sometimes. This month it lasted for about 4 days however it got smaller in amount. No pain or pills taken. Abnormal?

Brown discharge in between periods sometimes. This month it lasted for about 4 days however it got smaller in amount. No pain or pills taken. Abnormal?

Vaginal discharge: If it's new to you, it's abnormal. Any new, unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Depending on other characteristics or symptoms (irritaion, odor, sexual risks) it could be yeast, an STD, bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria), or other causes. Don't take chances -- get it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause light brown discharge after taking the morning after pill?

Bleeding: There may be blood mixed in with discharge. Morning after pill can cause changes in menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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I am experience brown discharge on second week of the pill (necon), what is it?

I am experience brown discharge on second week of the pill (necon), what is it?

Normal adjustment: When on oral contraception, it's not unusual to have brownish discharge or even spotting as the uterus adjusts to the hormones in the pill. This is called breakthrough bleed and should resolve with time. Keep on your regimine, don't skip pills and try to take the pills the same time each day. That will help provide a more stable environment for your uterus. ...Read more

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Brown Discharge for 4 days. Need to skip placebo pills. Should I use doubling up method? Need it to go in less than a week.

Empty the uterus: Brown discharge means your uterus is desperately trying to clean itself out. You have got to let yourself have a period. ...Read more

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I've been on the pill for 3 months, I took my last pill 3 days ago and now I'm having a chocolate brown discharge. What does this 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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Late on 1st pill of 3rd week of OTC-lo. Got caught up, but Brown discharge for 3/4 days. Do I start a new pack on Sunday or take placebos?

Birth control: If you miss a pill, then take 2 and use backup protection for a week. If you miss 2 days, take 2 pills 2 days in a row to catch up. Use back up for a week If you miss 3 days or more, then stop and wait for your period and restart a new pack. ...Read more

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I lost one of my bcp and continued taking the pills in my pack I found the pill I lost and took it now I have brown discharge is this norm?

I lost one of my bcp and continued taking the pills in my pack I found the pill I lost and took it now I have brown discharge is this norm?

Can Be Normal!: This can be normal. I would tell you to write down when you are having menstrual discharge and if it persists in an irregular manner, see your doctor! But sometimes you can spot when your normal pattern of taking pills is slightly disrupted. ...Read more

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I am on birthcontrol I missed a pill friday took two on saturday now I am seeing brown Discharge and I have two more tablets to finish my back?

I am on birthcontrol I missed a pill friday took two on saturday now I am seeing brown Discharge and I have two more tablets to finish my back?

Expected: Missing a pill can make you have an early period. Finish taking all the pills in the pack but don't be surprised if you have an early period or early spotting. Best wishes! ...Read more