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Light period, vaginal discharge increase with slight smell, watery liquid secretion, pain in left side. Am i ovulating?

Hi, I came off the pill in December after being on it for about 8 years (I started spotting I between periods and had to have lots of tests done, including an internal camera and all the usual tests) all came back fine. I was advised to take a break from the pill. I am with a long term sexual partner.

The spotting almost completely stopped, it took about 3 months for me to have a period and I bled last week for the first time since coming off the pill. I don't really know what my body is like now, as its been so long being on the pill (cilest), I have never had heavy periods, but this was v light.

I have always had vaginal discharge, but it has increased and I have it on a daily basis now. Sometimes it's quite thick, it has a slight smell, but nothing unpleasant. The other day I gushed a really watery liquid, so much is soaked my panty liner and almost felt like I had wet myself. It has happened several times since - v uncomfortable and embarrassing. I also have a dull ache in my left side - could I be ovulating?

I have done a pregnancy test and its all clear.

Please help!
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,

It might be necessary to recall that pills are hormones, and when taken, physiologic events like menstruation might certainly be altered,. This however occurs in varying degrees and changes in intensity from woman to woman.
My suggestion is having clinical evaluation by a physician. It s compelling for an organic cause of the bleeding (cervix problem, ovarian, uterine like fibroids) to be formerly excluded. Vaginal infections and common urinary and genital infections must be carefully considered on the evaluation table.

It s only after exclusions of these possibilities that hormonal therapy modified schemes could be proposed. An ultrasound (USG) shall certainly be useful at some point in time.

Thanks and hope this helps. Kind regards.

Bain LE, MD.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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