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Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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How often should I check for the IUD string in my vagina?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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How often should I check for the IUD string in my vagina?

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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I never felt my IUD but my bf mentioned it, I checked and I can feel it more than before. It doesn't stick out of vagina, am I still protected?

I never felt my IUD but my bf mentioned it, I checked and I can feel it more than before. It doesn't stick out of vagina, am I still protected?

"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 they have been known to be partially extruded with severe cramping and at that point are no longer an effective contraceptive and you will "strike out" with a unplanned pregnancy.

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I was fingering my gf vagina the last day and she started bleeding. Although she bled only a little and without pain. How to check for her hymen intact?

I was fingering my gf vagina the last day and she started bleeding. Although she bled only a little and without pain. How to check for her hymen intact?

Not intact: If your fingers were inside her vagina, her hymen is not intact. Most young women do not have an intact hymen. The hymen covers the vaginal opening. So if the fingers went inside, the hymen was not intact.

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Hi I was wondering what does a viral vagina swab check for? Because I have a wart look alike and the doctor did a swab over it

Hi I was wondering what does a viral vagina swab check for? Because I have a wart look alike and the doctor did a swab over it

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...not for the benign virus (usually HPV 6 or 11) which is responsible for most warts.

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Should I see urologist to check for vaginal prolapse? Do they look inside the vagina? Abdominal pain, will check for uti. Fullness in vag/protruding

Should I see urologist to check for vaginal prolapse? Do they look inside the vagina? Abdominal pain, will check for uti. Fullness in vag/protruding

Vaginal/Abdominal sx: 25 year old lady with abdominal pain, fullness protruding vagina. In this situation I would present to the emergency department at a hospital where both OB/GYN and Urology consultants are available. Ectopic pregnancy and other conditions need to be evaluated first, and your vital signs and hemodynamic stability and your earlier complaint of severe pain. Full history and exam needed. Good luck.

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Can a urologist check for uterine prolapse?? 1 week prior to period I feel full down there protruding out of vagina and pressure, and abdominal pain

Can a urologist check for uterine prolapse?? 1 week prior to period I feel full down there protruding out of vagina and pressure, and abdominal pain

Sure: A better option is a Gynecologist or a Urogynecologist. These are doctors who are likely best to evaluate for possible prolapse. If you preferred seeing a Urologist you will need to find out ahead of time if they treat female pelvic organ prolapse.

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Can getting an IUD put in make my vagina smell?

Not likely: The iud should not cause any odor. However, bacterial vaginosis is very common and is associated with a fishy odor. You should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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Bump on outside of vagina, painful. Had one two weeks ago. Started after IUD put in. Hurts when sitting. And to touch.

Bump on outside of vagina, painful. Had one two weeks ago. Started after IUD put in. Hurts when sitting. And to touch.

See provider: I would strongly encourage you to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible as you will likely need to have the lesion opened and drained. You may also need to have anti biotics however you need to be evaluated first.

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Why do I have pain inside my vagina? I had a baby 2 months ago and just got a IUD put in but I don't know why I feel pain

Why do I have pain inside my vagina? I had a baby 2 months ago and just got a IUD put in but I don't know why I feel pain

See your OB/GYN: See your physician to determine if your pain is due to the iud or if you have another problem that needs to be taken care of.

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Do copper IUD strings kind of shrivel after being in you? A clear plastic string kind of "curly" looking just came out of my vagina.

No: Iud strings are colored black or blue and look something like fishing line. They are unreactive in the body. What you are describing does not fit that description.

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How long do sperm live inside the vagina in the presence of an iud?

How long do sperm live inside the vagina in the presence of an iud?

Very short time: Often times the IUD itself creates a chemical or hormonal reaction inside the uterus which is immediately toxic to sperm. However, if a sperm gets through and fertilizes an egg, the IUD itself prevents the pregnancy (99% of the time) from implanting in the uterus.

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Iud strings outside vagina & could touch part of iud so I pulled it out. Stream of blood rush out when stood. Now nothing. Past prob. Do I need dr now?

You may have: Removed part of your uterine lining with the IUD, but it may have healed. If you would like to achieve contraception again, then I would see a GYN again to find out about options. Sounds like you may not go back to the IUD since it came out. If you start bleeding again, I would not hesitate to get my uterus checked out. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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My vagina always feels sore been tested for everything pain started since I took out my iud?

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