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I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) for 2.5 months and just today I had discharge that was stringy and elastic and it was brownish and a tiny bit bloody. Should I freak?

I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) for 2.5 months and just today I had discharge that was stringy and elastic and it was brownish and a tiny bit bloody. Should I freak?

NO: Its normal to have mucous. Not IUD fault. Light cycles and no cramping is also normal. Keep it in place. It is a wonderful method and very very safe. Do not listen to and ambulance chasing tv commercials, they are false.
For best info go to american college of OB/GYN web site. ...Read more

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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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!!! ...Read more

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I am on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, and I have been really nauseous and have been getting really thick, clear, stringy discharge for a week now. What could it be?

Some Mirena (levonorgestrel) effect: Mirena (levonorgestrel) has progesterone embedded in it and the progesterone can cause you to have a thicker discharge--this is normal and in part how it prevents you from getting pregnant. While systemic progestational effects (breast tenderness, for example) are less common, they can occur with Mirena (levonorgestrel). Many things make make you nauseous and while it can possibly be attributable to Mirena (levonorgestrel), it's less likely. ...Read more

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I have had mirena removed on 8/9/11. I have experienced no period, no spotting to speak off, and on 9/3/11 I did have som and on 9/3/11 I did have some clear, elastic discharge. I took pt on day 26, 32, & 34 post mirena - all negative. What is going on

I have had mirena removed on 8/9/11. I have experienced no period, no spotting to speak off, and on 9/3/11 I did have som and on 9/3/11 I did have some clear, elastic discharge. I took pt on day 26, 32, & 34 post mirena - all negative. What is going on

Even: Even though you have not had a period since removing the iud, there is a chance that you will ovulate at any time. During the time of ovulation you can conceive. This is the tricky part and will be very hard to predict.
If you do get your period, then you can safely assume you ovulated around 14 days prior to the bleeding, however you were unsuccessful at conceiving.
Please be patient, and once your regular cycle resumes you will be able to better predict when you are ovulating. There are also home ovulation kits that you can buy in any pharmacy that can aid in your quest to become pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had mirena taken out on Friday and started depo same day. Had unprotected sex night before removal. And now have been having brown stringy discharge. Mixed with regular red period blood. I tried looking on mirena forums but can't find a good answer. Worr

Had mirena taken out on Friday and started depo same day. Had unprotected sex night before removal. And now have been having brown stringy discharge. Mixed with regular red period blood. I tried looking on mirena forums but can't find a good answer. Worr

Sounds normal: It is normal to have some bleeding after an IUD removal and also normal to have some bleeding when transitioning from one method to another. It is also common to have some irregular bleeding on Depo. You were on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) when you had sex so pregnancy is not a concern in this case. Monitor the bleeding over the next few weeks and if it continues see your obgyn ...Read more

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What is it when you have a lot of brownish discharge with ordor after mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is it when you have a lot of brownish discharge with ordor after mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): The purpose of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is to minimize menstrual bleeding - in effect this becomes the brownish discharge that you describe. It can take up to 8 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion for this spotting to occur about every 4 weeks. The odor comes when the brownish discharge keeps lingering and does not go away after 3 - 5 days. ...Read more

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I have discharge with a pink tint I got the mirena (levonorgestrel) 1 1/2 months ago I can't feel the strings and I've been having sharp pains what could this be?

I have discharge with a pink tint I got the mirena (levonorgestrel) 1 1/2 months ago I can't feel the strings and I've been having sharp pains what could this be?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires and exam for testing to determine the cause and treatment. Pelvic pain is a very complex topic with many possible causes. An Obgyn can evaluate your vaginal discharge and your pelvic pain. They can also verify the proper location of your IUD either through exam or via ultrasound. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hello been using mirena (levonorgestrel) 4-5 yrs never had any spotting but as of 9.21/12 brownish discharge is visible? What is it

Hello been using mirena (levonorgestrel) 4-5 yrs never had any spotting but as of 9.21/12 brownish discharge is visible? What is it

Likely just bleeding: Many Mirena (levonorgestrel) users will have the wonderful side effect of not having periods but that does not mean it is abnormal if you have one. The Progesterone decrease the build up of the endometrial lining therefore minimal to no bleeding occurs. If some lining builds up. Remember the Mirena (levonorgestrel) needs to be removed after 5 yrs of use. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I had a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted in nov 2011 and bled the whole time until I had it out in may 2012 and I haven't stopped bleeding also my discharge is thick?

I had a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted in nov 2011 and bled the whole time until I had it out in may 2012 and I haven't stopped bleeding also my discharge is thick?

Not normal: You need to see your gyn for an exam, cultures to r/o infection, blood work and an ultrasound, that is what I would do and then I woul know how to treat u, so make an appt, yoiur problems have been going on way too long. ...Read more

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I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) one year. Why am I having a white mucus discharge? Not a lot.

I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) one year. Why am I having a white mucus discharge? Not a lot.

Can happen: Not dangerous or a concern. The threads cause a reactionary discharge from the cervix. Again, I'm sure you are aware, that Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not protect against STDs, so recommend safe sex ...Read more

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I'm having Brown discharge and sometimes pink am on the. Mirena (levonorgestrel) I also have a smell?

RULE OUT INFECTION: Light bleeding, brown discharge with a odor need to be checked out to rule out infection. See your gynacologist ...Read more

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Spotting 3 days after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal now experiencing clear watery discharge. What could be the cause?

Spotting 3 days after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal now experiencing clear watery discharge. What could be the cause?

Not to worry: I would not worry quite yet about this. The removal itself might be slightly traumatic to the cervix and this might just be your bodies reaction. Assuming that there is no pain or fever, I would say that the typical patient would be told to watch it for now and call if it does not resolve within the week. ...Read more

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Just had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) put in 2 days ago thick, mucus like discharge that was rusty looking came out while using bathroom...why?

Just had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) put in 2 days ago thick, mucus like discharge that was rusty looking came out while using bathroom...why?

Rusty mucous: This doesn't sound like anything to worry about. Rusty colored mucous is most likely from one of the glands on the cervix that got disturbed while the IUD was being pulled. As long as there is no heavy bleeding, pain, odor or fever, it's nothing to worry about. Should go away soon. If not seek care. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been on the mirena (levonorgestrel) for almost a year now it will be a year in June and I'm just now having light orange discharge I don't notice any smell j?

Hi, I've been on the mirena (levonorgestrel) for almost a year now it will be a year in June and I'm just now having light orange discharge I don't notice any smell j?

Breakthrough bleedin: The orange discharge is likely spotting from breakthrough bleeding on the Mirena (levonorgestrel). This can be corrected easily without removing the Mirena (levonorgestrel). Please see a gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having abnormally thick vaginal discharge with no odor. I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for about 4 months now. Never experienced this much discharge. Is this normal?

I'm having abnormally thick vaginal discharge with no odor. I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for about 4 months now. Never experienced this much discharge. Is this normal?

Yes: Progestrone only methods of birth control can change the consistency of your vaginal/cervical discharge. During the luteal (or second half) of your cycle, Progesterone cause the mucus to become thicker (preventing more sperm from entering the uterus). Thus, it is normal to have thicker discharge. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD what causes a white milky, almost like cum discharge?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD what causes a white milky, almost like cum discharge?

Probably mucus.: The marina iud releases a hormone that causes the cervical mucus to be thick. This is the most likely source of your discharge. If you're having other problems relating to this discharge it is probably best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm cramping and have milky white discharge but I have the Mirena, (levonorgestrel) what could be going on?

I'm cramping and have milky white discharge but I have the Mirena, (levonorgestrel) what could be going on?

Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a Mirena for more than a year. I stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago. Since then I have a bloody and brown discharge.?

Mirena IUD: The Mirena IUD has progesterone imbedded and can inhibit ovulation. Sometimes prolonged bleeding can occur secondary to thickened endometrium degenerating, so if you have had this discharge for two months ("since then...") you need to see your gyn for an exam. Sometimes an IUD can be forced into the cervical canal, and actually cause the bleeding. ...Read more

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20 yo female, healthy, four kids. I'm having a smelly vaginal discharge and I currently have the mirena (levonorgestrel). What's wrong?

20 yo female, healthy, four kids. I'm having a smelly vaginal discharge and I currently have the mirena (levonorgestrel). What's wrong?

Bacterial vaginitis: Usually the cause is a bacterial infection of the vagina. See your physician for appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had the mirena for over 4 years and the past 2 months my period has been brown and I have had a bad odor with my discharge for 5 months. I?

Hi, I have had the mirena for over 4 years and the past 2 months my period has been brown and I have had a bad odor with my discharge for 5 months. I?

No/yes: Then change in menses is actually common with mirena. However, the odor could be just from old blood --or and infection. It would be useful to check that out with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 2 years w/no problems but have been spotting (brownish blood discharge) very light for 3 weeks. No pain. Is this common?

I have had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 2 years w/no problems but have been spotting (brownish blood discharge) very light for 3 weeks. No pain. Is this common?

Common: One of mirena's best features is that you will often get no periods or very light periods with the trade off that you get unplanned spotting from time to time. If his continues for more than 1-2 cycles it would be worth seeing your OB or pcp to see if there is any other source of irritation or the bleeding. ...Read more

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I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted weeks ago. Starting 4 days ago I've had a brown metal smelling discharge. No pain/fever. What could this be? Will it go away?

I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted weeks ago. Starting 4 days ago I've had a brown metal smelling discharge. No pain/fever. What could this be? Will it go away?

Spotting: Break through bleeding or spotting are common on the mirena, (levonorgestrel) it can make some patient's cycles very light. Usually this gets lighter or goes away after the first month or so. ...Read more

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