Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause vaginal discharge?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal discharge on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

56%

A bit

19%

Quite a bit

14%

A lot

7%

A great deal

4%

Out of the 1272 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini 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
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

First few weeks were lovely, no noticeable side effects. Then came the breakthrough bleeding which didn't stop for months on end and still continues to this day at a minimal level. Couldn't fault this pill otherwise but the breakthrough bleeding is a major inconvenience and almost defeats the point of being on a form of BC. Breasts became slightly more enlarged and occasional lower back pains. I just wasn't one of the lucky ones for which bleeding stops completely. Periods are much lighter though but more drawn out. My usual 4-5 days are now 7-9 and that's not counting the daily spotting. It's been good as a temporary measure but I'll be glad to be off Lovima when the time is right because predictable periods >>> unpredictable spotting.

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

  •  Still using

went on this pill due to high blood pressure, and the experience has been very well. my periods skip a month then return lighter. the first month my bleed was longer but lighter, ever since then it has been lighter. my period cramps have reduced massively. few headaches and light sensitivity but has not occurred in a while. acne has be a little bit worse and oily but clears up after a bit. overall has benefited me and libido increased surprisingly 😊


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

My periods were only irregular/spotting for the first 4ish months while my body was adjusting to the hormones, after that my periods became regular again and lighter than before too. I also believe this mini pill has not effected my mood, breasts or weight.


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

38% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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