Posted by: Nadine | 2008/11/11


Good day Doctor,
Please could you help me, I am currently taking the Femodene birth control pill and have been for the past three years. I am 21 years of age. Lately I have experienced a brown discharge, resembling blood. I normally have a bit of a white discharge but now it is coming out brown. I' m taking my active pills and am nowhere near my inactive tablets. Around two weeks ago I began taking a product called ' Breast Assured'  but this product only contains herbs such as  Damiana, Saw Palmetto, Fennel Seed, Mexican Wild Yam, Flax Seed, Black Cohosh, Marshmallow Root, Goats Rue. I was assured that these ingreedients would have no effects on my pill. Do you think this could be the reason? Please advise as I am very worried! Thank you so much

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There is hormonal activity from some of these agents and this could thus interact with the Pill, causing breakthrough bleeding. This does not mean that pregnancy will result though.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Nadine | 2008/11/15

Thank you so much Doc

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