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KJK2
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Okay so the past two days I've been having like a light brown/yellow discharge. Is there a reason for this color? I know implantation bleeding tends to be pinkish very little, so I know it's not that. Also I am in the middle of my "period" considering I'm on birthcontrol pills and get withdrawl bleeding. Can someone please explain what might be going on?
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CoatRack
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Hi KJK2,

Have you read this article? It might help you out. Feel free to come back if you still have questions.

Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions

If you're still concerned you can always call the doctor who prescribed birth control to you and ask them about any concerns.

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KJK2
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Well I was thinking could it maybe be caused by using a harsh fragrance soap?

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CoatRack
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Using any soaps in the vagina is really not a good idea. The vagina is self-cleaning. All you really need to use is warm water on the labia when you shower. If you're not in pain and it doesn't smell bad then you can try washing a different way for a couple days. But if you're in pain, if it's cloudy or very thick, or smells bad then you should see a doctor about it.

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KJK2
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It doesn't have any of those symptoms. So would infection be the only reasoning for this?

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Robin Lee
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It's really not possible for us to tell you exactly what's going on. Only a healthcare provider who examines you in person could really be able to do that.

It could be infection. It could be irritation, as you mentioned, from using fragranced soap. It could be that your body is just a little off right now and your vaginal environment is just working extra hard to balance itself.

If nothing changes in the next couple of days, and you're still concerned, your next step would be to consult a healthcare provider.

[ 08-21-2013, 02:38 PM: Message edited by: Robin Lee ]

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