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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. ...Read more

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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 an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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 am not sure how appropriate it would be for you to do a physical examination of your girlfriend's vagina. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 an 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. ...Read more

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Can getting an IUD put in make my vagina smell?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

This is a: Statement with question mark at the end of it. Not really sure what information you are looking for. Please consider resbmitting and including a specifica and clear question. ...Read more

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My husband says something inside me is scratching him during sex. I have no IUD or anything but my vagina is a bit sore. What could this be?

My husband says something inside me is scratching him during sex. I have no IUD or anything but my vagina is a bit sore. What could this be?

Tampon?: Check and see if you have a tampon that you forgot about. If not, then you need to be examined in person to find out what is going on. We cannot see what's going on from here! See your doc or go to an Urgent Care Center. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend can't stay hard but he still try to put his penis inside my vagina is there any way I can become pregnant? I have the, iud too

If my boyfriend can't stay hard but he still try to put his penis inside my vagina is there any way I can become pregnant? I have the, iud too

Unlikely, if...: If an IUD is in place, it works to prevent pregnancy right away. Many things are possible in life, which means the question should not be "can a woman get pregnant", but rather "is it unlikely or likely that a woman will get pregnant." It is very unlikely that a woman with an IUD in place will get pregnant, regardless of what else is happening. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a penis to hit an IUD during sex? It feels like mine got jammed into my vagina walls last night & now it's hard to urinate...

Is it possible for a penis to hit an IUD during sex? It feels like mine got jammed into my vagina walls last night & now it's hard to urinate...

Sort of...: Since the iud is in the uterus, the penis won't hit it directly during intercourse; however, it is common depending on anatomy, the comparative sizes of the partners, and the vigor of sex for the penis to hit the cervix, the opening of the uterus, or compress the uterus. Usually that should not cause a problem. If you are having symtpoms, or pain, you may have a UTI which can happen after sex. ...Read more

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I am sexually active and i have a UTI, but it has been hurting to have intercourse for a month. Now my vagina hurts if I sit and to wipe i have IUD.

I am sexually active and i have a UTI, but it has been hurting to have intercourse for a month. Now my vagina hurts if I sit and to wipe i have IUD.

Possible yeast: If you have been taking antibiotics for a UTI and were developing yeast overgrowth, this may now be a full flown yeast infection. A pelvic exam and possible culture would help figure this out for you. ...Read more

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I have had brown vaginal discharge coming from my vagina. I have an IUD and have not had a period for 1 year. Is this normal?

Likely yes: Most women with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud have light periods to spotting. About 20% have no periods. So to have no periods with occasional spotting is normal. ...Read more

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I was implanted with an IUD (Mirena) four months ago. I am feeling periodic cramping and dull pain in my vagina several times a day. Is this normal?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Your doctor can check your IUD for you too. ...Read more

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How safe is orgasm after insertion of IUD if fresh blood/spotting/mild clotting is present? If the IUD has slipped into vagina, will this cause harm?

How safe is orgasm after insertion of IUD if fresh blood/spotting/mild clotting is present? If the IUD has slipped into vagina, will this cause harm?

Coincidence: Fresh blood/spotting/mild clotting after IUD insertion close to the time of orgasm could potentially indicate 3 things: 1. That the IUD, especially if it was placed by an unexperienced "operator" has been dislogded, 2. Possibly all the way into the vagina; 3. That it was present because of the insertion of the IUD, which can be normal andthe orgasm has nothing to do with it. ...Read more