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Why Is Discharge So Thick And White And Stinky When On Birth Control
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
I'm having a clear thick jelly like discharge not itchy or smelly. I'm on birth control. What could this be?
Probably normal: It is normal secretions from the glands in cervix and vagina, that can be jelly like and gets expelled from vagina sometimes. ...Read more
Cervical mucous: This is considered normal sexual mucous secretion; however, if you have had unprotected sexual penetration, get an STD screen. I am confused since you are listed as a male? ...Read more
I just recently started using the birth control method nuvaring and my discharge has become very thick an there is a lot of it, is this normal?
On birth control and have a clear thick and stretchy discharge streaked with white? Does this mean that my birth control isn't working? Ovulation?
It's working: As long as you're taking your birth control pills correctly, then you should assume it's working. Your discharge can change even on birth control pills. And even if you ovulate, the birth control pills work in other ways. They can also thicken the cervical mucus and prevent sperm from penetrating. Having said that, every method has a small failure rate. ...Read more
I am on implanon birth control. I am having thick, clumpy dry cordlike brownish discharge what could that mean?
Need to see a MD: Does not sound like normal side effects. Side effects caused by Implanon are similar to other hormonal birth control methods such as combined oral contraceptive pills, according to the manufacturer, irregular periods or prolonged bleeding, headaches, acne, weight gain and abdominal pain were among the most commonly reported side effects in clinical trials. I would see your ob/gyn. ...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
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
Brown reddish thick chunky discharge crazy period slight andominal pain and on birth control help?
I have thick slightly yellowish chunky discharge. I have been on combination birth control pill for 3 months now.
Thick white: Discharge generally suggests infection, such as with yeast or bacterial. You can get thick cervical mucus from pregnancy close to term, but you would know the difference. Please see a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Been on birth control 2 months. Been spotting black/brown thick discharge/blood for two weeks now. What is this and how can I make it stop?
Ocp: The first few month after starting any birth control method you can see those symptoms. With time they will go away as long as you are taking the medication as precribed and don't miss any doses. If symptoms persists after 3 to 4 months consider an alternative to an either lower or higher dosage of medication or a different one altogether. ...Read more
Jelly like thick clear discharge today only so far. Had protected sex yesterday and on birth control. Is this normal? I cant be pregnant right?
Brown, thick discharge for 3 days. Heavy at times & light at times. It came at the time of my period. On birth control. Was that my period?
Thick, black, tissue-like discharge days before expected period. No birth control. What could cause this? Cause for alarm? No smell, no pain...
Med list says you are on BCP
you say you are not
makes a difference ...Read more
Have a thick white discharge. It's not foul smelling but ofcourse it has a scent of some sort. No itching or pain. I am on birth control. Help!
Been on birth control for the past month and today I started having brown thick discharge and a streak of red when I go to the bathroom, pregnant?
Vaginal discharge: It all depends on when you started the birth control pills. If you just started it a month ago then it may be a normal flow. If you started 2 weeks ago it could be breakthrough bleeding. If you have been on it for several months and you missed a flow and it is not time for your flow then it could be tissue from the pregnancy. Without more information I cannot tell for sure. ...Read more
I have thick brown discharge and I am a week out from my period. Never had this before. On birth control for almost 2 years..
Brown, means old: Blood. Since it's accompanied by a thick discharge, it could be a vaginal infection. Have it checked. ...Read more
I have thick, lumpy whitish discharge. I'm on birth control and am on my placebo week so I should be getting a period. I'm about 3 days late.
Since starting birth control I've had thick black to brown discharge before and after my period... What is this? What causes it? How can I stop it?
May be normal: Many women experience abnormal bleeding during the 1st several months after starting an oral contraceptive. Make sure you take your pill at the same time every day. If the bleeding persists after 3 packs, see your gyn, as you may need to change to a different pill, or an alternative type of contraception. Best of luck. ...Read more
I'm on birth control &for the past 2 months, I've been having thick brown discharge a couple days before my period. Is this something to worry about?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method and scheduling a visit for an exam and testing. It's annoying but does not mean your birth control is not working. ...Read more
Is it normal to have thick white, sometimes itchy discharge while on the birth control pill generess fe?
Took plan B while on birth control, normal period a day after it was expected, 11 days later I had thick brown discharge at night now pink, worried?
I'm confused: Perhaps you are too. Why would you need plan B while on birth control? Also, having a normal period only a day late is not reason for concern. The discharge is approximately at the time you'd ovulate and brown is common at your most fertile time - so is pink spotting. What are you worried about? See your provider, have an exam and ask for lots of info. Learn as much as you can about reproduction ...Read more
I have pcos- on birth control. I had this like thick stringy discharge the other day and I'm not quite sure what's wrong. I missed one day this month.
I have a thick white vaginal discharge but I am also on birth control. Is the discharge due to being on the pill or does it have nothing to do with it?
Either/or: If you have no other symptoms such as itch, odor. Irritation, rash, or lesions, monitoring and observation may be appropriate. ...Read more
Which birth control method has a lower chance of Brown thick discharge, dr said it was normal with Depo I want off! So Mirena (levonorgestrel) or Nexplanon?!
Six of one: Half dozen of another. These are all basically the same medicine in different delivery systems. Depo you get a shot every three months. Nexplanon is implanted in your arm and is approved for three years. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is placed in your Uterus and is approved for 5 years. They all have the same bleeding profile so you are just as likely to have the same discharge with all of them. ...Read more
I lost my virginity 6 days ago and there was clear watery extra discharge since then but today I got thick pure white discharge. It was unprotected sex and I'm not on birth control. He put it in once then I told him to stop. What does this mean?
I still have vaginal discharge I'm not on my period it is thick and cheese looking but I am also on birth control.
On birth control pill. Had a little thick, white discharge. Does this mean I'm pregnant? Never missed a pill for five months.
Pamela964's?: Those symptoms alone do not make pregnancy likely. If you still have periods with your birth control, a missed period with breast tenderness or nausea may be suspicious for pregnancy. Over the counter pregnancy kits are very accurate if done according to the instructions and best with the first urination in the morning. Those symptoms may indicate infection and if it persists, testing is needed. ...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