Im on the pill and have been for 4 years, same pill never any issues, and today I noticed some brown discharge, no smell to it and a thick consistency. I started my new pack of pills 9 days ago and just had a longer period than normal. Im sexually active right now and have also had a fever, unable to sleep and no desire to eat (don't know if these are related but just incase). Luckily I'm going for my physical and pap tomorrow but Just wondering if anyone knows what it might be? Should I be concerned or is it normal?
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The brown discharge that you describe could suggest possibility of vaginal infection, breakthrough bleeding, hormonal changes due to stress of infection/medication use, thyroid abnormality, endometrial changes etc. Go ahead with your appointment and evaluation as scheduled. The examination and evaluation done will help to identify the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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