Does the combined pill cause vaginal discharge?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal discharge on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

52%

A bit

20%

Quite a bit

16%

A lot

7%

A great deal

4%

Out of the 2410 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported vaginal discharge.

Reviewers that reported vaginal discharge as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I went on this a few years ago to stop my cycle because I suffer from severe PMS symptoms/PMDD. I remained on it for a year and experienced no side effects. I came off of it because I wanted to attempt to solve my problems naturally and holistically. Unfortunately my mental health became worse and I decided to go back on it. I have now been taking it for a week and am experiencing some mild side effects this time, but hopefully they will settle down.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I was put on this pill as I struggled with irregular bleeding on the mini pill. I hadn't had a migraine in over a year. However, after the first month on this contraception I started having migraine with aura, headaches and migranes without the aura. I had a lot of headaches in a month and on my 5th month (last month) I had 5 migraines with aura in the space of 10 days. I had no other negative side effects on this pill so it was very disheartening to have to come off and be put back on the mini pill. When I came off, I had a 10 day migraine without aura!! Interestingly, I was on this pill from the summer of to the end of 2022. I had no negative side effects (only 1 migraine with aura a month but that was the norm at the time) on it until the last 2 months of 2022 where I would experience debilitating cramps mid pack at the same day every day for 4 days and the next month I had the same experiences but started bleeding this time. During my check ups I would confirm with the nurse that I could take this pill continuously and they would say yes. However, after speaking to a doctor you cannot take this pill continuously. You must have a break as it is triphasic (3 different concentrations of hormones).


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

My main reason for taking the pill is for stopping my period and contraceptive second. I don't take the 7 day break. I have heavy periods and now I don't have to worry about it anymore. However, after 3 months or so I do experience breakthrough bleeding, so it doesn't stop me bleeding completely. This was better than my experience on Gederal 30/150 as I was more prone to spotting monthly compared to the quarterly bleeding I have using Millinette on a lower hormone dose.


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Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

53% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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