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Dark brown discharge for 2 months
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Dark brown discharge for 2 months

I am sexually active but use condoms and take birth control. My periods last 6-7 days and my second last period ended on a Sunday, and by Wednesday I had noticed I was find dark drown discharge. I waited for it to go away but it lasted until my next period.
My last period ended a week ago and once again I'm finding dark brown discharge 3 days later and it hasn't gone away. This is interfering with my sex life and I'm wondering if it will go away on its own, or if I should go to the doctor and if I do how long will it take to go away.
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Hi!
If I were your doctor, I would suspect that the brownish discharge is breakthrough bleeding.  I would ask you to take extra birth control pills (for example 2 per day) until the discharge stopped and then you could go back to your regular dose.  This is something you should discuss with your physician so you don't run out of pills, and he/she can determine how many you should take and for how long.  I would probably also do a wet mount to rule out bacterial vaginosis, and testing for STIs if you felt that was indicated.
Good luck!
Dr B
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