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Vaginal Bumps After Birth Control
Do I have herpes? I had oral and vaginal sex sunday then monday I noticed a red bump right on the edge of my lip. It was really sore (as most of my pimples have been since i went on birth control). I tried to pop it the other day and very little puss came
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
Have anybody ever experienced unexplained vaginal odors due to taking a certain types of birth control pills?
Is it okay if I can stop my birth control? I don't want to be on it anymore because I have vaginal discharge because of it
No problem: The BC pills work by tricking your body into thinking you are pregnant, so eggs are not released. As soon as you stop the pills, your body can revert to a natural cycle and begin egg release. When this will start is not very predictable, so if you want to avoid pregnancy, take other precautions. ...Read more
Why do I have light pink very thick vaginal discharge? It is odorless & clumpy texture. Been having for the past month & started birth control also
Get tested: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
Had some vaginal spotting while being on the birth control patch for five months. I took a preg. Test and it was very lightly pos. Could I be preg.?
Thick, dark brown mousse consistency like vaginal discharge. I need to know what it is and what's causing it. I've been on birth control for 2 months.
Anovulation: It sounds as if you're experiencing anovulatory cycles. These are cycles in which the ovary fails to release an egg. This disrupts hormonal levels and makes the cycle abnormal. ...Read more
IsTriphasil a safe birth control pill? Does it have a good success rate? I need a pill that has the least chance of health problems and vaginal drynes
Switch to a LARC: If you really wish to use a most effective, forgettable Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) ask a knowledgeable and caring gynecologist for either an IUD or a subdermal implant. Triphasil, (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) like all combination oral contraceptive pills has risks and benefits but are less effective in preventing pregnancies than the LARC's. Be safe. Use a LARC and condoms too. ...Read more
Nuvaring: I admire your innovative thinking. In this case, inserting birth control pills vaginally is not effective. However, inserting NuvaRing in the vagina is effective. This soft contraceptive ring is inserted in the vagina for 3 weeks, removed for 1 week and then replaced by a new one. ...Read more
Most if no PG wanted: Most sensible women do not subscribe to the "poke and hope" theory of contraception as many men do. They want to be protected from undesired pregnancy and use contraception at all costs. In the "olden days" when contraceptive methods were imperfect, women did not have as many choices as they do today to avoid pregnancy and its bad economic consequences ...Read more
Unlikely: Very unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
Not generally: Can happen to anyone, but not related to the pills. ...Read more
May be normal: It is not clear what you mean by excessive vaginal bleeding — but it is quite common for the periods yo be heavier after stopping the pill than what you were experiencing while on the pill. ...Read more
Not likely !: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read more
2 weeks: You can start a progesterone-only pill about 2 weeks postpartum. A combined pill with estrogen and Progesterone shouldn't be started until a few months after delivery as the estrogen can slightly increase your risk of blood clots immediately postpartum and can decrease your milk supply if started too soon. ...Read more
Contraceptives: Hormonal changes from contraceptives can change your vaginal flora and might cause vaginal symptoms. For someone your age its very common. For premenopausal patients ocp can be used for another purpose. ...Read more
Yes it Can: Birth control pills (BCPs) alter your hormonal levels, which can affect the color, smell and amount of your vaginal discharge; all of which is normal. BCPs can also alter the carbohydrate concentration and pH of your vagina, which can increase the risk for yeast infections in some women. ...Read more
I been having vaginal discharge light brown discharge with a slight odor for 5 months. What do I do? I'm on birth control
Vaginal infection: You probably have a bacterial vaginal infection that needs to be treated by a MD. ...Read more
Seen 2 doctors for vaginal odor one put me on extra dose of birth control. Is that even safe?no luck. Another took culter test and no response!help!
Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease. It causes vaginal discharge that is usually white or gray. Most complain of a fish-like odor noticed especially after intercourse. It is treated with metronidazole. ...Read more
I recently started my birth control shot on December 11th. For the last three weeks I have experienced vaginal bleeding. Not a flow. I need advice.
Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. You are right that for some in takes the period away. For others, it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and stop having periods. ...Read more
I have a vaginal oder problem and I have had it for 2 months from my IUD I had it taken out now I'm on birth control but I can't get rid of the oder?
Might be infection: If the odor didn't change after taking out the iud it probably wasn't from the iud. It is possible you have a vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginosis. Get it checked out since it can be treated. ...Read more
I've been taking apri 28 birth control for only 4 days now but am experiencing vaginal itching. Is this a sympton that will go away as my body adjusts?
Probably normal: Blood clots as part of menstrual bleeding are not necessarily abnormal in themselves. Birth control pills may change the character of your menstrual bleeding — often with lighter bleeding. Concerning blood clots from birth control pills would be in the legs or other blood vessels. ...Read more
Vaginal brown discharge can be a sign of a few different things. One common occurence is old blood. If you are on birth control pills(bcp's), especially during the first 3 months, spotting is considering normal. This spotting can present as brown discharge because it can linger in the vagina and by the time it is released it is brown.
Also, certain infections can cause a brown discharge. Unless you have itching, burning, vaginal irritation, or foul odor I would not be concerned about an infectious process.
I suggest if any of the above symptoms are present, see your doctor for an evaluation. If not, and the discharge persists, especially after 3 months on bcp's your doctor may try another bcp and perform additional testing if deemed necessary.
Good luck. ...Read more
Vaginal infection: There are a number of conditions or factors that can cause recurrent or persistent vaginal infections. It is important to see your physician to be evaluated for recurrent vaginal infections and to determine potential causes. If one feels that birth control is contributing to the recurrent infections, then stopping the offending birth control (while switching to a different form) should help. ...Read more
Birth control : No change should occurGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Nexplanon and all progestin methods of birth control prevent pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus, preventing entry of sperm. It makes complete sense that cervical mucus would change after getting explaining placed. You only need to worry if there is an odor associated with your discharge or symptoms like pain. ...Read more
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