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Why is discharge so thick and white and stinky when on birth control?

Why is discharge so thick and white and stinky when on birth control?

Usually it isn't: It is not unusual to see a change in your discharge with hormonal changes, like pregnancy or being on the birth control pill. However, usually it doesn't give a foul odor. That usually indicates infection. You should see a doctor. ...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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I'm having a clear thick jelly like discharge not itchy or smelly. Im on birth control. What could this be?

I'm having a clear thick jelly like discharge not itchy or smelly. Im 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

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White thick clear jelly discharge on birth control, first month what could it be?

White thick clear jelly discharge on birth control, first month what could it be?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: Sometimes starting hormonal contraception with cause an increase in vaginal discharge. If you have other associated symptoms such as foul odor or itching, see your doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am on implanon birth control.I am having thick, clumpy dry cordlike brownish discharge what could that mean?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more