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I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago. I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago.  I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

IUD: It is common for women who have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to stop having their period altogether or only have some very mild spotting, this can be brownish at times. Take care! ...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 am on IUD for a year now, and I keep getting brown discharge a few days before my period. What is this? Should I avoid sex then as I do in my period

I am on IUD for a year now, and I keep getting brown discharge a few days before my period. What is this? Should I avoid sex then as I do in my period

Which IUD?: Bleeding patterns differ between between the copper IUD and the progestin containing IUD. The copper one tends to increase bleeding and the progestin one decreases bleeding. The decision to avoid sex during bleeding is a cultural not medical one so there is no one right answer to what you should don as far as sex id concerned. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I got my IUD but i been getting brown discharge for 3 days is it normal?

IUD bleeding: Spotting and bleeding are normal at first. Most docs give a "bleed diary". The check it the following month during your string check to make sure everything is OK. ...Read more

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I have a smelly brown discharge after my period and i also have an iud.?

I have a smelly brown discharge after my period and i also have an iud.?

Bacterial vaginosis?: It sounds like you may have bacterial vaginosis. This will require testing with the doctor and then if confirmed treatment with antibiotics. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria it is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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I'm having brown discharge, i'm not sure if it's a miscarriage? I had an IUD removed, i think i was ovulating, i was having intercourse un protected

Not sure.: If you had an iud that contained Progesterone then spotting could be happening because your uterus is trying to get back to normal. It may also be a sign of lower Progesterone level and not a miscarriage. ...Read more

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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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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more