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Is The Iud String Bothersome
Feel the strings: Checking the strings of your iud is a quick, easy way to check to see if your iud is still present in the uterus. You should feel strings (only 3-4 cm long) coming from the cervix. Do not pull the strings as this could cause inadvertent removal of the iud. See you doctor if you cannot feel the strings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are 2: There have always been 2 strings. Maybe before you only felt one, but regardless, nothing is wrong. ...Read more
Normal: This is perfectly normal. Sometimes the string will stick together if there is some cervical mucous holding them together. Other times the secretions will be looser and the strings will pull apart. It's absolutely normal. ...Read more
Hi, i checked my IUD 2day and towards my lefti felt a hard long thing lyk a stick and the ryt i felt a string. Is this normal?
No: I would contact your doctor immediately for an exam. It sounds like your iud may be partially in the vagina. ...Read more
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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