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Stringy Brown Discharge On Microgestin
Hi, I am on watson's microgestin 1/20, a week before im supposed to get my period, im getting a brown discharge. What is it and 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. Brown = old blood. ...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
Jul 21-Last period. Aug 5-Started Microgestin. Am taking first 2 packs of active pills consecutively. Skipped Fe pills. How to stop brown discharge?
See below: Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed vaginally at the time of their next expected period due to implantation bleeding (when the baby attaches to the womb). This can be confusing. If they know they're pregnant they might think they're miscarrying. If they don't know they're pregnant, they won't think to check. ...Read more
I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?
Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more
I have mirena (levonorgestrel) for 6 years. Recently started having stringy reddish brown discharge. What causes that? No odor, pain etc.
Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effects: Merina (levenorgestrel-releasing IUD) is indicated for intrauterine contraception up to 5 years. Your device has been there for 6 years. It also causes stringy brown discharge. Even it cause no pain or odor it is time to be examined by OBGYN specialist. Thank you and good luck!!! ...Read more
I have no other symptoms other than a brown discharge which is stringy, clumpy, and sometimes black clots. I am sexually active, but I use protection
Bleeding: Brown discharge is often from old blood. I would recommend examination especially if continues. Many things can cause bleeing in the genital tract. Recommend follow up with gyn. ...Read more
I'm due for my period in the next 5 days and have very light stringy brown discharge. What is this?
Instead of having my period last month and this month, I just have had stringy brown discharge. I am a virgin. What's going on?
Brown = 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. 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
Brown discharge for 3 days 7 days before my period turning into white stringy discharge the day my period is due any suggestions?
Brown equals blood: My best guess is the brown discharge was your menstrual cycle. It is normal to have a menstrual cycle be a little off from time to time. If you're concerned that you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. If the vaginal discharge continues you will need to have testing done. ...Read more
How can you tell if an ovarian cyst bursts, besides the pain eases. I found out a month ago and now have stringy brown discharge. Does that happen?
Sometimes it is possible to have a "functional cyst"
Which means that it produces hormones.
Hormones can delay your period. When the cysts
Resolves the period may start.
Hope that helps!
Dr Brown. ...Read more
I am only in my second cycle of taking the pill Loestrin 20. I got brown discharge week before break and now have brown stringy discharge on break?
Breathrough bleeding: This is not unusual in new ocp start. It gets better in 3 months ...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
Common side effect:
See attached for similar reports of the side effect from this BCP.
Since Loete is a low concentration pill, If you continue to experience persistent discharge, you can discuss with your doctor for starting a higher concentration pill. ...Read more
It may just be: Old blood that is being released by your body. ...Read more
Likely ovulation: Bleeding. The timing, that is mid cycle, is because of the relationship with the process of ovulation that usually occurs about that time. That is why it is often called ovulation bleeding, and it occurs in about 30% of women. It is not a disease and generally does not require treatment. It usually occurs about 10 to 16 days after the last day of menses and can last from 12 hours to three days. ...Read more
Green discharge: Young girls can have vaginal discharge for many reasons, such as vaginal foreign body like bathroom tissues, contamination from stools if they wipe from back to front, getting vaginitis after a course of antibiotics. So if it persisted get her checked by her doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge?: That is likely blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please get medically evaluated. ...Read more
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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