Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

198 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Noticed brown stringy odorless discharge after periods. HPT negative. Worrisome

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sree Gouri SR

OBGYN

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 5164 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Question: I ended my period. Six days later, I had brown stringy odorless discharge. The string ones went away and I have consistently had brown discharge for almost two weeks. I am on generic ortho tricyclin lo. I have three pills left so I am due for a period in 4 days. I took pregnancy test and negative.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 2 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a breakthrough bleeding, spotting, brown discharge etc as side effects.
So that may be responsible for your problem.
As you used the pill regularly there is very less chance for pregnancy.
Usually these type of menstrual irregularities will subside soon.
So you watch in the next cycle. If the same problem repeats better to consult gynecologist and take additional dose of hormones to control the brown discharge.
If discharge persists even after that, better to change the brand of contraceptive pills with your doctor's advice.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sree Gouri SR 1 hour later
If I do not receive a period or brown discharge persists in place of period, shall
I worry about pregnancy? I have been on this medication for almost a full year and have not experienced this before. Years ago I took depo provera shot for 9 months. I had period for a week, brown discharge off and on for two weeks, and clear for a week. This was the cycle every single month i took the shot. Dropped 20 lbs which was horrible. I was 102 and went down to 82.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 6 hours later
Hi,

Usually with proper use of contraceptive pills the chances of pregnancy is very less.
If you missed a pill or intake delayed for 4 to 5 hours at any time, better to undergo pregnancy test once.
Menstrual irregularities can start at any time during the intake of contraceptive pills.
As you had many problems with depo, better to continue the tablets only.
So you watch in the next cycle, if same symptoms repeat go for treatment.
Wish you Good Health, If you are satisfied with my response please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Provera

doctor1 MD

I ve had the depo shot for nearly too months and I ve been bleeding and mood swings and back aches and headaches and boobs are sore and now I m getting morning sickness? I spoke to my doctor and she said it s just my old period coming through. Not sure what to do? Or what it could be

doctor1 MD

I m on the depo shot the first time I got it I didn t have my period or anything. I skipped the second time but I went again 2months ago so I m still on the birth control shot right now. But now I bleed during sex and bleed randomly thru out the days. What could be wrong? I m only 16 years old.

doctor1 MD

I am on my second shot of depo. I had no side effects after my first shot. My period stopped within a month with no spotting. Then shortly after my second shot, I started gaining weight consistently, I had spotting randomly at a month in, I have been experiencing fatigue and morning sicknes. I m not sure if I should worry about this or if this is just something common with people on depo.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I just came off the depo shot Septemberish after being on the shot 6+ years I'm 20, I am currently seeing a doctor for my calcium deficiency being epileptic it attacked my skull which is sinking in.. But my question is my breasts are so sore and I see blue veins, could this be the start of my body "withdrawling"?

doctor1 MD

I read research that etonogestrel stop sperm production oin males so is it ok to use etonogestrel implant? Will the effect on males will be the same as estradiol valerate and depo provera? Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor hope u are fine. It's been long. Doctor I am late on my period by 10 days I did a pregnancy test it came out negative. I am getting very sharp and dull pains on my pelvic it's very sore like really sharp pains. I went today to the...

doctor1 MD

I had a surgery that went all wrong back in February of 2016, and I need an OBGYN surgeon familiar with myomectomy, laproscopic surgery to look at my medical records and determine if there was a deviation in the proper standard of care, and be...