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Hi Scarleteen! I just made the epic mistake of googling dark brown discharge just to have implantation bleeding thrown at me from all sides. Ok, here goes, deep breaths. I'm being silly.

I just needed to clarify something. I'm on yaz (have been since February or march) - literally the perfect pill taker outside laboratory conditions; but this month half way through my pills I got a breakthrough bleed. It's very dark brown and in these weird clotty lumps. I often get these a few days after my period finishes and I have sex with my boyfriend - which as I understand is the old lining still shedding and it passes quickly. However, this time it had been going for already 3-4 days and while there is no cramping or smell it's pretty annoying. There's plenty of these black brown smears when I wipe. We always have sex with a condom except every now and then when we have anal - and yes we're monogamous and got tested about 6 months ago, so you could say I trust the pill not to fail me.

Should I wait it out? I'll be starting my placebos in 7 days so there's no point in taking a pregnancy test now, is there? (My previous withdrawal bleed came on time as always)

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Since you are up to date with your STI tests, is your boyfriend, too? If not, I would suggest he gets there.

I would just want to be sure this is not about an infection. Otherwise, I would not sweat this, but, of course, you can certainly call into your healthcare provider, report this, and see what they suggest, too.

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Hmm, you're right there - I'm not sure about his recent tests.
Thanks for the heads up. I was so focused on worrying about my part in this I didn't stop to think about his test.
Cheers Heather, as always you are the voice of reason in a world of irrationality and anxiety [Smile]

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