I had a thick white discharge after the day I took a contraceptive pill. Why?

Q. Can taking an oral contraceptive cause white discharge from the vagina?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 27, 2023

Hello doctor,

A thick white discharge came out from my vagina just after the day I took a contraceptive pill. What to do now? Is it a serious issue? Please suggest me some medicine.



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Your problem of vaginal discharge is not related to the emergency contraceptive pill. Excessive vaginal secretion can be due to candidiasis, diabetes, or long-term oral contraceptives. In addition, excessive vaginal secretions could be due to ovulation, sex desire or excitement, fertilization, implantation, near menses, or genetics. Candidiasis, pelvic infection, or sexually transmitted disease are other possible reasons, so having one high vaginal swab is better to check this. After collecting the high vaginal swab, put Canesten Pessary (Clotrimazole 100 mg) in the vagina on alternate nights for three nights. You will have whitish or grey or dirty white discharge from the vagina after this Pessary cleaning of your vagina from candidiasis. Try to have pessaries in the middle of the cycle. No near to or just after bleeding as you have taken emergency pills. You will have withdrawal bleeding, so it is better to use them afterward. Follow strict hygiene. Wear soft and comfortable undergarments. Use protection for sex to prevent disease transmission.

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