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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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3rd mirena iud installed 2.16.17 after this procedure I've had a brownish discharge and cramping only when standing&bending. Small hole poppedin uterus?

3rd mirena iud installed 2.16.17 after this procedure I've had a brownish discharge and cramping only when standing&bending. Small hole poppedin uterus?

Unlikely: This is likely normal. However, make sure to follow up with the physician who placed the IUD in a few weeks to ensure the IUD strings are still visualized as sometimes IUD can fallout. Rarely the uterus can be perforated during placement of the IUD but that can also be ruled out if the IUD strings are visualized during pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I periodically have thick, white vaginal discharge during bowl movement. No smell, no itch and I'm on my last year of the Mirena IUD. I used a mirror on last occurrence (last night)and it it's coming dim the inside and accumulating just inside the walls o

I periodically have thick, white vaginal discharge during bowl movement. No smell, no itch and I'm on my last year of the Mirena IUD. I used a mirror on last occurrence (last night)and it it's coming dim the inside and accumulating just inside the walls o

See Ob/Gyn: Any kind of vaginal discharge is usually indicative of some kind of problem. The ones to be of concern are because of infections, either bacterial or yeast. Without examination and testing it not possible to treat it. Please make an appointment to see either a family doctor or Ob/Gyn. ...Read more

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Clear discharge, sharp cramps in left hip but sometimes both hips, very gassy and sometimes the cramps come on while my belly is rumbling. I don't think I am pregnant because I had the mirena IUD removed about a year ago and my periods haven't been regula

Clear discharge, sharp cramps in left hip but sometimes both hips, very gassy and sometimes the cramps come on while my belly is rumbling. I don't think I am pregnant because I had the mirena IUD removed about a year ago and my periods haven't been regula

Check preg test: If you are concerned you might be pregnant check a pregnancy test. I've seen lots of pregnant patients with irregular periods. They are available over the counter and are cheap and reliable. Please your doctor to have the vaginal discharge evaluated for yeast, bacterial vaginosis and stds. ...Read more

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I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted a month ago and still have brown discharge is this normal?

Yes: With IUD insertion, the vaginal bleeding/spotting can vary in different people. See a physician to ensure that the IUD is still in place. Good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I got inserted a mirena iud 13 days ago, I used to have 'normal blood' but now I have brown/ black blood. Should I be concerned about it? Also, my lower back hurts pretty bad since 3 days. What should I do?

Hi, I got inserted a mirena iud 13 days ago, I used to have 'normal blood' but now I have brown/ black blood. Should I be concerned about it? Also, my lower back hurts pretty bad since 3 days. What should I do?

Common: Some irregular bleeding occurs for about 2-5 weeks after Mirena insertion. The low dose of Progesterone causes the endometrial lining to thin. This triggers some shedding of the lining. Overtime this is what leads to light or absent periods with Mirena. If you are experiencing back pain consider seeing a doctor to evaluate this. Back pain is not a typical side effect of an IUD. ...Read more

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Possible pregnancy mirena iud? Is it possible to get pregnant with mirena and how would you know your pregnant? I had mirena inserted in sept. 2010 bleed for quite a while have had irregular spotting for months sometimes light sometimes dark. Lately have

Possible pregnancy mirena iud? Is it possible to get pregnant with mirena and how would you know your pregnant? I had mirena inserted in sept. 2010 bleed for quite a while have had irregular spotting for months sometimes light sometimes dark. Lately have

Low chance: Chance of pregnancy is less than 1 out of 100 each year with Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Remember that periods are lighter and can be irregular with that iud. That being said, if you think you might be pregnant and especially if you have pregnancy symptoms check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena (iud)?

Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena (iud)?

Yes but rare: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud failures are possible but not very common. If you think you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. If it's positive it's very important that you see your doctor immediately. The risk of tubal pregnancy under these rare circumstances is 25%. ...Read more

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What helps on conceiving a child after a mirena IUD?

What helps on conceiving a child after a mirena IUD?

If trying to get...: If trying to get pregnant (presuming 28 day cycles), be sure to have sex twice a day starting from day 11-12, for six days. Be happy, enjoy life, and don't think about pregnancy too much. It will happen when it happens, and if half a year goes by with nothing happening, then ask the doctor about it. Start on prenatal vitamins, to help prevent certain types of birth defects when pregnancy happens. ...Read more

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What uterine dimensions are required to accommodate a Mirena IUD?

Abnormality: Unless a woman has a uterine abnormality, any woman's uterus will accommodate a Mirena IUD. Fibroids groing into the uterine cavity can sometimes preclude placement of an IUD. These can be detected on pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have had a Mirena IUD for over two years now with minimal issues. Lately however; I have an unbearable vaginal odour, could it be caused by the IUD?

Caused=no: The environment of your vagina/cervix/womb is moist & sheds protein & sugar bearing mucous. This is prime food for a variety of germs that feed off them. The odor likely reflects the overgrowth of some odor producing germs which may or may not trigger other symptoms. It is sometimes harder to clear these infections when you have a foreign body (IUD) in place. Time for a visit for proper dx & rx. ...Read more

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Hello, I was provided your name by my Concierge Service; Compass through my employer. I understand you do the Mirena IUD Insertion and work with th?

Hello, I was provided your name by my Concierge Service; Compass through my employer. I understand you do the Mirena IUD Insertion and work with th?

Wrong site: Your comments/question have come to the public Healthtap site. This is a general information site where questions go out at random for comments. It does not offer to diagnose or treat anyone for any condition. The Healthtap prime concierge site has some of those features if you are signed up for that service. You must contact your concierge physician through that site. ...Read more

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I have a Mirena IUD; no periods- how do I know when I'm in Menapause?

I have a Mirena IUD; no periods- how do I know when I'm in Menapause?

Mirena IUD/menopause: The average age for "true" menopause is 54 among US women, which is when estrogen is no longer made by the ovaries. The marker for this is the level of "follicle stimulating hormone" (FSH) which is commonly at 90-100 or more (the premenopausal levels are from 2-10). Mirena has progesterone which can negate ovulation, so ask your gyn provider to measure your FSH for certainty. ...Read more

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Is it recommend to switch from mirena iud to copper and what are disadvantages?

Is it recommend to switch from mirena iud to copper and what are disadvantages?

IUD types: The copper IUD is smaller and easier to install, and does have a slightly better protection against pregnancy. The Mirena contains a progestin which can influence the period cycles. If it is time for a change in IUD's, overall the one containing copper is a good choice. ...Read more

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I've smoked weed daily for years. I just got a Mirena IUD in today - will the weed effect it at all?

I've smoked weed daily for years. I just got a Mirena IUD in today - will the weed effect it at all?

Mirena effective: One of the benefits of the Mirena IUD, is that is acts locally within the uterus. Because of this, meds will not decrease it's effectiveness, even weed. ...Read more

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I have a migrated mirena IUD that has been in for 5 years and 8months and hasn't been removed yet could it get infected?

I have a migrated mirena IUD that has been in for 5 years and 8months and hasn't been removed yet could it get infected?

Mirena?: If it has migrated then it has to be removed for sure, regardless of how long it's been there. If it has been in the uterus for 5 years and it was a Mirena then it would be time to remove it. ...Read more

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I have the mirena iud I have not bled in 6months but now I am bleeding with alot of stringy pieces I also am getting excruciating sharp pains normal?

I have the mirena iud I have not bled in 6months but now I am bleeding with alot of stringy pieces I also am getting excruciating sharp pains normal?

This is not normal: And should be evaluated. There are a number of potential issues and without an examination these can not be differentiated. Make an appointment with your GYN health care provider ASAP or go to an ER if the pain and bleeding continues. ...Read more

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Considering getting a Mirena IUD. How long does the insertion take? How much pain can I expect to have with the insertion and in the days that follow? I haven't had any children.

Considering getting a Mirena IUD. How long does the insertion take? How much pain can I expect to have with the insertion and in the days that follow? I haven't had any children.

Good choice: Mirena will give you consistent contraception for 5 years. Since you have not had any children, insertion may be somewhat difficult but not impossible. Your provider will be able to offer advice/suggestions on how to minimize the discomfort. Under optimum circumstances, insertion takes about 1-3 minutes or so, the discomfort, subsides quickly, in a day or so. I hope this helps. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Does the mirena (iud) protect from getting pregnant?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a very effective form of birth control. Although nothing is 100%, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has >99% efficacy. ...Read more

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Does the Mirena IUD affect your basal body temperature from your normal state?

Does the Mirena IUD affect your basal body temperature from your normal state?

No: The small amount of Progesterone in Mirena provides a local effect on cervcal mucous and the endometrial cavity. It would not affect basal body temperature. I am curious why you are monitoring your basal body temperature while using a Mirena IUD. ...Read more

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I have Mirena IUD I've had it in for almost 4 years and the last week I have been feeling a flutter type feeling under my right rib wasn't sure what i?

Unclear question: IUD and your symptoms are probably not related. You may watch and wait. If the symptoms persist for more than three weeks, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I am getting a mirena IUD next week. Should I ask for xanax (alprazolam)? And how much ibuprofin should I take beforehand? I've never had kids and I am 20.

I am getting a mirena IUD next week. Should I ask for xanax (alprazolam)? And how much ibuprofin should I take beforehand? I've never had kids and I am 20.

Not necessarily: Unless you have an established anxiety disorder, you shouldn't need xanax (alprazolam). The insertion of the iud is quick; most women will feel a quick pinch when it is implanted. Some will have irritation of their cervix which can cause cramping. I would wait until after the procedure to see whether you need ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my wife getting pregnant, she has had the Mirena IUD for the last 6 years and not willing to take it out. What I am looking for her to get pregnant so I am waiting when the IUD looses its effectiveness? Once she gets pregnant with

What are the chances of my wife getting pregnant, she has had the Mirena IUD for the last 6 years and not willing to take it out. What I am looking for her to get pregnant so I am waiting when the IUD looses its effectiveness? Once she gets pregnant with

Pregnancy with IUD: Sounds like you both are not on the same page. I recommend that you see a marriage counselor to resolve this because no matter what happens one of you will resent the other (more). Pregnancy can happen after 5 years but sometimes the presence of the IUD, no matter how old, can prevent pregnancy. If she were to conceive, IUD removal can cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can the mirena iud make you gain weight in the tummy area please.

Not typical: Mirena is a small plastic device placed inside that uterus. It secretes a small amount of Progesterone that basically acts locally on the uterine lining. Systemic side effects such as weight gain are not usually associated with this method. Weight gain is very common for most men and women usually related to caloric intake and exercise. ...Read more

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What would cause a heavy period like flow after removal of Mirena IUD? Was under the understanding that it kept lining thin.

Age 60 & heavy flow: If indeed you are 60 years of age. Removing the Mirena IUD was sorely needed. Moreover, heavy bleeding post Mirena at any age raises the question of abnormal endometrial proliferation. It would be a good idea for your GYN MD to take an endometrial sampling (biopsy) to rule out endometrial hyperplasia which can lead to endometrial/uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Mirena IUD for 2 years, regular periods, but the last two times after it ended bleeding would start again 2-3 days later. Why could this be?

Mirena IUD for 2 years, regular periods, but the last two times after it ended bleeding would start again 2-3 days later. Why could this be?

Common: Anytime you have a hormonal therapy, you might have intermittent irregular cycles. If they become repetitive, call your doctor for medical therapy. ...Read more

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