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nina_brown04
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My doc switched my birth control pill to a higher dosage. I was on yasmin and now I'm on othro cyclen. Lately I have noticed an increase in my discharge. There seems to be a whole lot more than before. It looks normal though. Kinda off white..smooth like glue but not that thick. Looks like semen basically. Would the higher dosage cause an increase in my discharge? I just got tested for gonorrhea and clymadia a month or two ago and the tests were negative but I tested positive for Trich and was treated for it. (still have no idea how I got that). Today I also noticed that there is some discomfort when I urinate and it is pink when I wipe. Last week I had sex but it was protected so I dont think my discharge and this pain is STD related. Any ideas? Thanks
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BCPs work in two ways.

First, by supressing ovulation, and secondly, by thickening cervical mucus (to mimic the thicker discharge during natrually less fertile/infertile times), to decrease sperm mobility so that if ovulation DOES occur, the sperm getting to the egg is still unlikely.

So, thicker discharge with a higher dose would be an expected effect.

When you're seeing the pink from wiping, is this cming from your urethra or your vagina? You can find that out by being specific about where you blot with the tissue next time you wipe, if you're unclear.

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Thanks for ur reply. Its coming from my urethra. Yesterday I urinated and wiped and there was blood on the tissue. I wiped again and there was no more blood. Today I urinated this morning and i really didnt feel much pain and there was no blood when I wiped.
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Then I'd go back and see your doctor, to make sure you didn't also wind up with an infection of your bladder or urinary tract.

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Well now it seems everything is back to normal. No more pain or bleeding. So is a doctor's visit still necessary?
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