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Brown vaginal discharge?

By May 16, 2015 - 5:47am
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On late Saturday and early morning Sunday, I had unprotected sex. I have been on birth control for four months and Saturday was my week free of the pills. The guy used the pull out method and I understand it's not 100% safe. Considering that night I had lost my virginity, I lost a lot of blood and by a lot, I mean like, I would consider it like a heavy flow period. Every month I get my period on Tuesday but Monday afternoon I took a morning after pill. Tuesday midnight I went to the bathroom and I had bright red blood like period blood but throughout the whole week there was nothing except Wednesday at midnight. Recently I've been getting brown vaginal discharge, ever since Thursday after taking the next pack of birth control. What is it? I am scared of being pregnant as I cannot afford that.

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

First of all, having sex for the first time does not cause heavy bleeding.  Since you started your week "free of pills" on Saturday, your period can start and finished any time between that 7 day period.  The heavy bleeding was your period.  

When you took the EC it completely disrupted your cycle because you not only took it while on your period, but you also took it while on birth control pills.  You should not take both kinds of contraceptives at the same time.  Taking one or the other is enough to prevent pregnancy.

In conclusion, your cycle is disrupted because of taking the EC not because of pregnancy, even though the side effects of taking EC can be similar to pregnancy symptoms.  Your birth control, plus the fact that he did not ejaculate into your vagina, assures you will not become pregnant. 


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