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Greenish vaginal discharge after taking depo shot. What is causing this?

Hi I am 23 and I m on the depo shot. For the past two weeks I ve been discharging a light green mucous like color discharge . Sometimes it ll stop and I ll spot and then I ll go back to discharging today I started to discharge a brownish color. I don t know what to think of it. I m supposed to be getting my next shot within the next two weeks or so. What can it be?
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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The depo shot is a harmone, which can produce excessive vaginal discharge as a common side effect. However this becomes a disease, if it is infected.

If it is infected then the discharge would increase, have a smell, soreness, itching around the vagina.
Any sudden change to your discharge may indicate a vaginal infection. but obvious warning signs of infection are:
>a change in colour or consistency
>a sudden bad smell
>an unusually large amount of discharge
>another symptom alongside the discharge, such as itching outside your vagina or pain in your pelvis or tummy
>unexpected bleeding from the vagina

Green, yellow or frothy discharge, is commonly caused by Trichomoniasis is a common STI caused by a tiny parasite. It can make your vaginal discharge frothy, yellow or green. You may have a lot of discharge, which may also have an unpleasant fishy smell. Other possible symptoms are soreness, swelling and itching around the vagina, and pain when passing urine.

It can be easily diagnosed with a vaginal smear examination, please remember, treatment is directed to the couple.

So get a test done and have it treated. The next shot of the depot, may be taken, after the examinatiion.

Answered: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
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