I was on BCPs for about 6 years, went off of them in July to start a family with my husband. We have unprotected sex but the pregnancy tests I've taken have been negative. I'm not under any more stress than usual, am not overweight and have no other preexisting medical conditions other than asthma. The first month my period came 26 days after, lasted 5 days and was normal, thought everything was great. The next month my period came a week late the next month, coming on day 32. That period only last about 2 days and it was bright red blood. The third month I got out a brown discharge starting on day 34 until day 36, lasted for 2 days (bright red blood), and then brown discharge for the last 5 days. Is this normal or should I be seeing my Doctor soon? Everyone I know who has gone off the pill has gotten pregnant right away, so they really can't help me, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Your normal fertility can take 1 month to 1 yearâs time to return back to normal after you stop BCPs. For few women it takes longer than others. The presence of brown discharge also indicates possibility of PID or infections. Consider getting a complete and thorough evaluation done by your gynecologist soon to see what is the current status of your period cycles (ovulation and hormones). Get your husbandâs semen analysis done to see the quality and quantity of sperms.
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