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I am 22 & on birth control pills (yaz) and have been for over a year. I have brown discharge mostly when I wipe. Is this normal? What should I do?

I am 22 & on birth control pills (yaz) and have been for over a year. I have brown discharge mostly when I wipe. Is this normal? What should I do?

Common: This type of bleeding/discharge is common on the pill. The pill is still effective and this is more of a nuisance than a problem. The two options are to stay on this pill and see if it resolves or change pills. ...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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If i stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will the brown discharge between periods stop?

If i stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will the brown discharge between periods stop?

Breakthroughbleeding: Women not on hormonal contraceptive medication may experience bleeding in between their menstrual periods. Most often this happens around the time of ovulation. Women on bcp may experience "breakthrough" bleeding. Switching to a bcp with a different progestin may stop the breakthrough bleeding or have it happen less often. It is a good idea for a woman to keep track of the bops she was on. ...Read more

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I started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) flex contraceptive pill about a month ago. I'm sexually active. For about 2-3 weeks now I have been getting dark brown discharge. Help!

I started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) flex contraceptive pill about a month ago. I'm sexually active. For about 2-3 weeks now I have been getting dark brown discharge. Help!

Not unusual: This sort of irregular bleeding is not unusual on any pill, especially the first 2 to 3 cycles after you start as your body adjusts to it. It should resolve with subsequent cycles. ...Read more

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I've just started my 3rd pack of Yaz bcp, I have skipped the placebo pills for the past 2 packs and am getting a brown mucus discharge, is this normal?

I've just started my 3rd pack of Yaz bcp, I have skipped the placebo pills for the past 2 packs and am getting a brown mucus discharge, is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: 15% of patients starting birth control pills may experience spotting, called breakthrough bleeding. This nuance bleeding will stop in most cases. If it persists, see your doctor to get a new pill. ...Read more

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My period ended over a week ago, but I've continued to discharge a brown fluid up in till now... On yaz for 5 years. Haven't been sexually active lately, and haven't missed a pill. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

My period ended over a week ago, but I've continued to discharge a brown fluid up in till now... On yaz for 5 years. Haven't been sexually active lately, and haven't missed a pill. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

BCP and discharge: First get a serum HCG test for pregnancy. If negative, taking low dose oral contraceptives like "Yaz" can cause breakthrough bleeding if not taking the pill at the same time every night. Stop the pill and wait for five days, and begin a new cycle. Take them within the hour of the time taken the day before. If the brown discharge reappears, switch to another type of low dose pill . ...Read more

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Dark brown vaginal discharged for 3 days now & I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills. The only sexual stuff I had was fingering. I've also had an abnormal pap's test.

Dark brown vaginal discharged for 3 days now & I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills. The only sexual stuff I had was fingering. I've also had an abnormal pap's test.

Breakthrough: bleeding mixed with cervical mucous. It is possible that the vagina was scrathed during finger manipulation. The brown discharge is from old blood. The abnormal PAPs must be carefully monitored. ...Read more

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