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Is it normal for discharge to change when starting birth control?

Cristin Hackel

Medically reviewed by Cristin Hackel, BS, RNC, MSN, WHNP on January 13, 2020

Yes, it is completely normal for your discharge to change when you start taking birth control. One of the ways birth control works is by thickening your natural discharge. However, if you notice any new colors, odors, or itching feeling – please let us know. A member of our medical team will help you determine your best next steps in case you have an infection.

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