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A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if i could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Its ok if you can feel the strings. Some Women feel for them monthly for reassurance that the IUD is still there. They shouldn't be felt near the vaginal opening as this could indicate that the IUD had fallen out of the uterus. They are normally quite high up near the top of the vagina. If your partner can feel the strings during intercourse, the string may need to be cut shorter.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

I can't feel my mirena strings?

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Dr. Muhammed Ridhwan Khan
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No strings: Hi, you need to be reviewed by a doctor. The doctor should perform a pregnancy test and do an ultrasound. Missing strings can be from an undiagnosed pregnancy or due to the shifting of the mirena.

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Last updated May 28, 2014

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