Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Can cleanse affect periods even if on pill? Had a very dark discharge

Hi just curious if a cleanse can affect your period timing even if you are on the pill . I am 31 years old and since age 19 have been on the same pill and never been 3 days late. The only change in lifestyle was a cleanse done 2 weeks ago during which time there was discharge/breakthrough, but very very dark so I understand that was my body cleansing my uterus as well.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  21
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
THanks for trusting us with your health concern.
A cleanse should not affect your menstrual pattern.
However, what you describe was the breakthrough bleeding / slight spotting, which is common while on the pill.
Do not read much into it, unless it occurs frequently, or gets very troublesome.
Minor spotting is common while on the pill.
You can report to a doctor if this persists.
If you are having unprotected sex ( you very well might, while on the pill ) then just take a pregnancy test if your next period is not on time.
Continue taking the pills as usual without a break.
All the best.
Answered: Thu, 28 Nov 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor