Concerned over unexpected discharge while on birth control


Q: Ive been on birth control, Ortho Evra, for the past 8 months. I experienced some slight symptoms during the first cycle but have had a good experience otherwise until this cycle. I was sick with diarrhea on and off for most of the first week with the patch on. In the second week I started experiencing slight spotting. I believe it started this past Saturday, Nov 8. It was the heaviest on Monday but has become lighter since but is still occurring. The discharge is a brown colour. I was also very bloated yesterday. I am married and sexually active with my husband. I am wondering what this could indicate and whether or not I should be going to see a doctor?
Thank you for your time

Symptoms:  Small amounts of brown vaginal discharge, cramping, bloating, previous to this was diarrhea

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