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How often should I check for the IUD string in my vagina

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rarely: I do not instruct patients to check for the string on a routine basis. Expulsion of the IUD is rare. If in doubt or you need reassurance then check.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Checking IUD strings: There are no guidelines on when you should be checking your IUD strings, in general if you are having cramps or changes in your bleeding, you can chec ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Strung out": Don't get "strung out" if you can't feel the IUD string any longer but the iUD device itself. Get a GYN MD to check the placement immediately, because ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A Mirena IUD should not cause swelling in the vagina. Consider scheduling a follow up visit with your treating Obgyn to make sure everything is ok.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Have the boil evaluated by a GYN MD to be certain that is exactly what it is. If so, then antibiotics (oral or cream) may be needed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A woman's: hymen is usually not fully intact as a teen or young adult. If there were no perforations - blood could not be released during the menstrual period. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reevaluation : Checking for vaginal infections/cultures, trauma. Recheck urine by culturing for possible bacteria. Possible ultrasound evaluation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discussion with your: doctor, but you simply may be experiencing a slight change in vaginal pH (acidity), may have resulted in a a yeast or bacterial vaginitis. Vaginal an ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: First step would be to have him evaluated by oral surgeon. Recommendations for you would depend on what bf has.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few viruses: Most viral vaginal swabs check for the presence of viruses like herpes, "high risk human papilloma viruses", or other specifically suspected viruses. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Definitions : A simple definition of a virgin is someone who has not had genital contact sex with a partner. Some women are born without, have only a hymeneal rim, ... Read More
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