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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Why brownish discharge not stopping when on birth control pills?

Hi , ive been having this brownish discharge for about two weeks im on birth control i havent missed any pills but i have taken them early or late bc i work .. It still hasnt stopped and my doctor has given me antibiotics bc she thought it was an infection whats going on ?
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Well, the cause of the yellowish or brown vaginal discharge is a common and usually harmless issue.

Occasional spotting between periods might have this appearance and can be normal, especially if you're taking low-dose birth control pills. So in most cases this does not sign of disease.

If it is, then usually this indicates bacterial vaginosis, STD or polycstic ovarian syndrome. Less common, some other hormonal disorders may be present.

In some cases, however, a yellow or brown vaginal discharge could indicate a serious problem.

Although brown and yellow vaginal discharge often does not indicate a serious problem, it should not be ignored if it persists, recurs or is accompanied by other symptoms then you should see a gynecologist for further workup.

In some cases, a yellow or brown vaginal discharge could indicate a serious problem.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
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