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Got mirena (levonorgestrel) 5 months ago and having contraction like cramps now I'm having bloody and dark brown discharge with a funny smell do I need to see a doctor?

Got mirena (levonorgestrel) 5 months ago and having contraction like cramps now I'm having bloody and dark brown discharge with a funny smell do I need to see a doctor?

YES: Could be a few different things and at your age you want to make sure it is not an infection and/or a hormone problem that will affect you later on. Please make an appt with your OB-GYN.

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When having mirena (levonorgestrel) for several months is it normal to have brown discharge?

When having mirena (levonorgestrel) for several months is it normal to have brown discharge?

Not usually: It is a possible side effect. It doesn't happen commonly, but prolonged, irregular bleeding can be a side effect. If it is a new symptom, you may want to have a sonogram to ensure it is in the right place. If so, then sometimes a short course of birth control pills or some supplemental estrogen can stabilize the bleeding. Also good to make sure u weren't exposed to any stds.

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) for 6 years. Recently started having stringy reddish brown discharge. What causes that? No odor, pain etc.

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) for 6 years. Recently started having stringy reddish brown discharge. What causes that? No odor, pain etc.

Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effects: Merina (levenorgestrel-releasing IUD) is indicated for intrauterine contraception up to 5 years. Your device has been there for 6 years. It also causes stringy brown discharge. Even it cause no pain or odor it is time to be examined by OBGYN specialist. Thank you and good luck!!!

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Been getting brown discharge for 10 days had the mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted 3 years ago and never had a problem what could be causing me to get the brown loss?

Variable: This could be related to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also could be related to vaginal infection, especially if odor accompanies the discharge. See your doctor if this concerns you.

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

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.

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 6 weeks ago. Bled for a week and light brown discharge for 2 weeks. Then I've been bleeding about 1 tbsp for 3 weeks. Is it normal?

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 6 weeks ago. Bled for a week and light brown discharge for 2 weeks. Then I've been bleeding about 1 tbsp for 3 weeks. Is it normal?

Very normal: You may have some spotting or mild bleeding for up to 12 weeks or so with mirena (levonorgestrel). Make sure you get your 6 week string check. Sometimes if the spotting is not tolerable I will use a low dose of oral provera to help get rid of it, but not all GYN's agree with that.

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) string gone! Deep cramp left side for two days, brown discharge for four weeks! Help?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) string gone! Deep cramp left side for two days, brown discharge for four weeks! Help?

Confirm where it is: Hi, If you are saying that you can't feel the strings yourself they could just be curled up in the cervical canal. However you should see your doctor and see if he/she can confirm the presence/position of your IUD via ultrasound.

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Period 15 days late. Never is late. Now today I have an intermitent brown discharge. I am ttc for 11 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal.

Period 15 days late. Never is late. Now today I have an intermitent brown discharge. I am ttc for 11 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal.

Can do preg. Test: If one is "never late" but is now "late", one can do a pregnancy test. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period.

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Mirena, (levonorgestrel) no periods, until April a two week one and not had one since but for the passed tthree weeks I've had Brown discharge! Why?

Mirena, (levonorgestrel) no periods, until April a two week one and not had one since but for the passed tthree weeks I've had Brown discharge! Why?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): It is not uncommon to have irregular bleeding with Mirena (levonorgestrel). The brown discharge indicates old blood and again, not worrisome just a nuisance. Sounds like the bleeding is resolving.

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Hi I'm a bit worried I've had a brown discharge for 8 days, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil in and haven't had a period in 14mths what could be wrong?

Hi I'm a bit worried I've had a brown discharge for 8 days, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil in and haven't had a period in 14mths what could be wrong?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) bleeding: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect the 1st few weeks after Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion. After that periods tend to lighten with 25% having no periods by 12 months. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods.

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted a little over 6 months ago, brown discharge and some pain once or twice a week. Is this a sign my periods are stopping?

See GYN: Cervical pain 1-2 times a week may indicate that the device has shifted in the cervix. If the pain persists of foul discharge begins, see your PCM or Gynecologist for an exam.

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) for over a year: strong cramps with light brown discharge and cloudy urine?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) for over a year: strong cramps with light brown discharge and cloudy urine?

Get checked!: What you have needs to be treated very likely. Sounds like an infection but clearly an evaluation is in order. While this is generally true, it is especially important if you have a fever and/or the painful cramps get worse. In any case get checked!

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Got 2nd mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted and now have smelly brown discharge. STI check all clear. Had PID before and don't think its that. Help!?

Got 2nd mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted and now have smelly brown discharge. STI check all clear. Had PID before and don't think its that. Help!?

Here are some. ..: The available help is right in front of you, that is, your existing Doc who has known more about your conditions than anyone online for indirect "second-guess". So, bring the detail on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of the symptoms to your Doc for further analysis + physical exams + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx/ care/ counseling for now and future.

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Dr didn't retest for uti. Have had for 3 weeks. Pain in groin, back, muscles, and joints. Also have brown discharge and flakes in bowl. On mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Dr didn't retest for uti. Have had for 3 weeks. Pain in groin, back, muscles, and joints. Also have brown discharge and flakes in bowl. On mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Get retested: Ambryn, You should definitely get retested. Not knowing your situation, I would also suggest testing for STD's, as they can cause brown discharge as well. Finally, testing for pregnancy could be of use. Getting pregnant on Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not likely, but it is possible. Hope this helps!

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Smelly brown discharge on mirena (levonorgestrel) w/low sex drive, acne and weight gain. Want it out, after 3 mos?

Smelly brown discharge on mirena (levonorgestrel) w/low sex drive, acne and weight gain. Want it out, after 3 mos?

IUD: Low sex drive, acne, and weight gain could be the hormonal side effects of the Progesterone that is incorporated in Mirena (levonorgestrel) (iud). However a foul discharge should always be check out by a healthcare provider because it could be a vaginal infection. Do that first.

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