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Posted by: Jen | 2010/04/09

Ovary pain and discharge

Hi,

I have been on Yasmin for a few years now. Every now and then, in the first week of my active pill, I get a brown tinge to my discharge. Is this normal? I assume it just means that your body is cleaning out the last bits from the period stage.

Added to this, during this week, I have felt swollen in my lower abdomen, with my one ovary particulary throbbing every now and then.

Basically I just want to know if I should be worried at all and have it checked out at my gynae? I am due for my yearly check up in June only.

Thanks for your time!

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You may be right that the brown discharge is the end of your period. It sounds okay to wait till your check-up in June.
Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/04/11

You may be right that the brown discharge is the end of your period. It sounds okay to wait till your check-up in June.
Best wishes

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Posted by: CJ | 2010/04/09

Hi Jen.
I usually get the brownish tinge to my discharge too within 3 days of taking the active pill. I have been for my yearly checkup, and was told its nothing to worry about, and its quite normal for the body to rid itself of " leftover period." 
I suppose it depends when you get this swollen, thobbing ache, because I know I get the same feeling about a week just before my period, and its what i was told " fake ovulation pains"  as the pill does in a sense " trick"  your body into believing it has ovulated already. If you have this pain all the time, i suggest getting it checked out.
I am on Yasmin too, and have been for the last 5 years, hence why I commented.
Hope this helps, but if you unsure, I suggest getting it checked out.

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