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Vaginal odor and vaginal infection

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I have started taking Micronor contraceptive pill in April. I have been spotting bleeding which I was told was normal, and that my periods could stop while taking this pill. I recently got bacterial vaginitis and took antibiotics. The other other morning while having sex with my boyfriend he said there was a foul smell. I went home and discovered a light brown discharge. I was wondering if the smell could be from the discharge? Maybe my body is trying to have a period and the pill won't allow it so it is causing the light brown discharge and smell. Is this a possibility?


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replied July 7th, 2008
Birth Control Answer A4377
Current medical status: bacterial vaginitis - took antibiotics
Current medical treatment: micronor birth control pills and prozac

Micronor can cause the period to vanish in 50% of cases. Your spotting at the beginning of using birth control could be due to a side effect of the pills but can also be due to the infection.


I don’t think that your vaginal odor is due to the pills. It is very likely that it originates from the discharge caused by the vaginal infection.



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