1) So I understand the different types of discharge and their meanings and that variation over time is normal, but if you are on the pill and there isnt infection or anything - can you have variable discharge that doesnt necessarily indicate fertile days? (sorry if that is difficult to understand what I mean)!
2) I usually take my pill (Zoely - combined) at the exact same time everyday for the past two years. I went on vacation and changed the time because I was drinking. I had atleast 5 hours to digest the pill before I threw up one or two nights, is that adequate time? Also when I got back I may have left like 40 mins or hour later taking the pill at the new time and not exactly on the dot - is that okay, I kow you should take it at the same time but does 40mins/1hr later make a huge difference?
Thanks so much for your help xxx
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Per your first question, yes, absolutely. There are different kinds of vaginal discharges that happen at different phases of the fertility cycle, not just during the part of it where someone is ovulating. We also have other vaginal discharges, too, not just cervical mucus changes.
And when you are using the pill, you can know none of that is related to ovulation in the first place because one of the ways the pill works is by suppressing ovulation.
The pill is absorbed within an hour or less of taking it, so no, no need for concern here with the vomiting.
In terms of taking it properly with timing, if it is a combined pill, you have a twelve hour grace period with those pills before they are late. You want to try and keep taking them around the same time of day so it is easier to stay in the habit of taking them, and harder to forget pills, but they do not need to be taken so close to the same time to be fully effective.
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