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Symptom Brown Discharge Birth Control
Brown discharge: Your brown discharge and itching may be due to a vaginal infection.See your doctor for vaginal cultures and treatment ...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
Possibly: It is not uncommon for women on birth control pills to have their periods become lighter, shorter, less frequent, or stop all together. These changes can occur once, occasionally, frequently or all the time. If you have not missed any pills and had protected sex, the likelihood of being pregnant is very low. If still concerned, you can check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more
Stopping continuous birth control pills for period.. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill for awhile, periods can get lighter and lighter. This is a good effect, not a problem. Brown spotting just means the bleeding is lighter. ...Read more
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
Green mucus discharge (just once) during heavy period. Recently came off birth control pill. Withdrawal related?
Not usually: Discharge that has a distinct color to it usually indicates an infection. It is recommended to make an appointment with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is not uncommon to have discharge (of neutral color) when discontinuing or initiating hormone therapy. Monitor yourself for changes in color, smell, itching/burning sensations, amount and frequency. ...Read more
Bleeding: That kind of bleeding can be very normal. Sometimes the inner lining of the uterus breaks down because it is so thin from being on the pills. Othertimes, it might be due to cervical bleeding after intercourse. It could also be due to a cervical infection. If it continues, see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm having brown discharge instead of my regular period. Will missing a birth control pill cause this?
This can be common : It can be common to have some cramping before a period and that can be helped by advil or aleve (naproxen). Mild spotting before a menses can be normal also leading into a menses. If it becomes accessive and during multiple months you can consider switching birth control pills. ...Read more
15 days left in cycle, using micronor, (norethindrone) brown blood brown mucousy discharge, have had unprotected sex? Breakthrough bleeding? Normal? Something else?
Brown reddish thick chunky discharge crazy period slight andominal pain and on birth control help?
On nexplanon birth control been noticing white clear stretchy vaginal discharge can I be ovulating?
Very unlikely: When on Nexplanon, ovulation does not happen or only rarely happens. Even if it happens, the contraceptive's other effects still prevent pregnancy from occurring. However, life is never exact. If a woman is worried, she can do a home urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Spotting or irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of any new pill. Missed pills also cause bleeding, so be sure you're not missing, but spotting/ bleeding can have other causes: pregnancy, fibroids, stds, a polyp. Bc other than pills may have spotting (the shot, implant, or progestin iud). See your dr to be sure. ...Read more
More than 1 problem: The brown discharge with Implanon is exceedingly common and may last a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. Be patient, but if it is intolerable it is treatable. The itching would most likely be yeast and could be caused by the constant bleeding. The odor could be BV, also due to the constant blood in the vagina. Your doctor should be able to treat all these issues and give you good relief. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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