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Hi Scarleteen!

So, let me explain my situation. I went to the dermatologist a couple months ago and was prescribed Solodyn (65mg) to be taken for about two months. I asked if it would interfere with my Beyaz (which I have been on for over a year), and my doctor said it wouldn't.

This month, I have had sex twice each with my partner finishing inside me. My last period was began on Oct. 11. Once while I was still on Solodyn (which according to my Period Calendar, was in the middle of my "fertile week"), the other a week after I had stopped taking it. Today, about two days since I had intercourse, I noticed a brown discharge in my panties when I went to use the restroom. It wasn't an insane amount, but nor was it just a little spot. Considering it wasn't there when I had used the restroom a hour or two before, I'm assuming it occurred during that time frame. It's dried also, so I'm assuming it's been there for a bit.

I am expecting my period, according to my pills and the cycle that has happened for over a year since being on the pills, next Friday on Nov. 8. I would like to mention that I have never been late or skipped a pill for the entire time I have been taking Beyaz.

I was wondering what exactly this discharge entails? Because Solodyn is a kind of antibiotic... but my doctor assured me that it shouldn't interfere with the pill's effectiveness. I know I shouldn't be cruising around the internet for answers because who knows what is true, but I have heard that it could be a cause of pregnancy, a kind of implantation bleeding. I also read that it was normal, even though I can't remember having brown discharge this early while on the pill. I have had break through bleeding maybe once before. I normally get brown discharge the day of or day before my period. Sometimes afterwards. I know it is the uterus cleaning itself of the uterine lining.

Should I be concerned for this brown discharge?

Thank you in advance, and being a source that is actually helpful! [Smile]

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Hi Anieke!

As you already said, spotting sometimes is just old blood getting out of our bodies.

If your doctor told you this medication wouldn't interfere with your birth control then I think it's sound to trust that.

Implantation bleeding is actually not a common thing, and there are a lot of other explanations for spotting. Our bodies don't always react the same way and periods can - and very often do- change. Sorry I can't tell you why exactly this is happening. It could be the medication (not saying that is not effective just saying could help to a change in the cycle), but it also could be just a side effect of your birth control, which is normal. [Smile]

And yes, maybe surfing the web reading stories with a lot of misinformation probably is not the best thing to do. If you ever feel anxious this a *great* thing to read:

Self-Care a La Carte

Hope it helps! [Smile]

[ 11-02-2013, 02:51 PM: Message edited by: Edith_* ]

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