A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have a paragard iud. is it normal to get a gummy discharge that is sometimes clear and sometimes a little brown?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it probably is.: The paragard (copper-t) iud contains no hormones, so it generally does not have any significant effect on a woman's menstrual cycle, including ovulation. However, some women may note slightly heavier, longer or more painful periods with this device, due to it's position in the uterus. A gummy clear or brownish (dried blood) discharge is likely normal sign of second half of your menstrual cycle.
Answered on Apr 14, 2014

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Have it checked: make sure not infection. however the IUD can cause increase discharge
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