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TheWorrier
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For the past week or so, I've noticed that my discharge is a bit smellier than usual. It's a milky white, and can be little thick at times. But the smell is like a strong, yeasty smell.

I also noticed a small amount of spotting last night, which concerned me a bit. I am on the pill, and I've read that yeast infections are a common side effect to women on oral contraceptives. However, there is no itching or burning present.

I talked to my mom about it, and she said it could just be the heat, as well as a hormonal spike due to the pill.

I have had sex this month though--we did not use a condom, but he pulled out--and I have read that different smelling discharge can be a sign of pregnancy.

Basically, my question is this; are there any explanations for what this is? Or do any of the above scenarios sound likely?

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Sounds like you may have a yeast infection. However, the only one who can diagnose you is your doctor. So, it sounds like it's time for you to make an appointment to get checked out.

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TheWorrier
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Alright, I have another question. Would a yeast infection cause spotting? I noticed a bit earlier today. Also, I've been having back pains. My period isn't due for another 5 days, and my pms isn't normally like this. Could I have a hormonal imbalance because of the infection, or something?
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A yeast infection in itself does not cause spotting, no. But illness can place stress on the body, which can affect your menstrual cycle.

Have you been in to see a doctor yet? If not, I really encourage you to do so. You can mention the spotting while you are there.

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No, I haven't gone in to see a doctor because of financial reasons, as well as my age (I'm only 17). But I have talked to my mom, who has been on the pill before, and she said she experienced all this and then some while taking the pill.
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