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cramping after just starting birth control

By Anonymous December 7, 2011 - 7:24am
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Hi there,
my boyfriend and i have only ever done dry humping. We've both been clothed. He's had boxers and shorts and I had sweat pants and panties on. I was also on my period and was wearing a tampon. There's no chance of pregnancy right?

I also just started on the pill 2 days ago and I have a little diarrhea and slight cramping. What does this mean? I think the stress of it all is giving me digestive issues?

please help!

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Brown discharge is discharge with old blood, this can sometimes happen if you have old blood and it's normal. If you have had more discharge than normal remember that when you ovulate, discharge production increases but you should see your OB/GYN if it is sudden and lasts longer than a few days.



December 8, 2011 - 6:06am
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Thanks for the response.

I think the stress of the possibility of being pregnant is taking a huge physical effect on my body. My period ended less than a week ago but my underwear seems to be really wet all the time. I also had a little brown discharge for a couple days after. What does this mean?

December 7, 2011 - 7:36am

Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question.

No, there is no chance of pregnancy. 

Diarrhea and cramping are not side effects of birth control pills-- it could be caused by stress or be a stomach virus but it isn't caused by your pills. The cramping alone can be due to your period being on its way or even ovulation cramping but chances are that in your case it's going hand in hand with the diarrhea. 

Hope this helps,


December 7, 2011 - 7:31am
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