Top
20
Doctor insights on: Thick Dark Brown Discharge Have Iud Almost 5 Years

Share
1

1
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


3

3
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

6

6
I got my IUD but i been getting brown discharge for 3 days is it normal?

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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
Skyla IUD inserted 1/16/17. Cramps/spotting (& brown discharge) haven't resolved. Woke up due to severe cramping and pain. Normal after IUD insertion?

Skyla IUD inserted 1/16/17. Cramps/spotting (& brown discharge) haven't resolved. Woke up due to severe cramping and pain. Normal after IUD insertion?

Can get checked: Bleeding and spotting is typical in the first month after and IUD insertion. The Progesterone in Skyla competes with the uterine lining leading to some spotting. Pain is not typical. Your pain may or may not be related to your IUD. The best thing to do is to schedule a follow up visit and have your doctor evaluate you. ...Read more

12

12
Got an IUD almost a month ago. brown discharge off and on, but always have the brown discharge after peeing/shows on toilet paper? What is it, worry?

Got an IUD almost a month ago. brown discharge off and on, but always have the brown discharge after peeing/shows on toilet paper? What is it, worry?

Normal: This is normal for Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. If you have a copper IUD than it is not normal. Please have your iUD checked. Some women may have irregular bleeding with Copper IUD the first 2 to 3 months. Please get evaluated for correct positioning and infection. ...Read more

17

17
I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?

I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?

Smelly stuff: I would see your gyno. It sounds like you have a lost tampon. This can cause serious infection. It must be removed and vaginal tissues cleansed with peroxidez. ...Read more

19

19
I had the marina for almost 2 years now i never had a period and have a thick brown discharge for a couple days and i don't have any insurance?

I had the marina for almost 2 years now i never had a period and have a thick brown discharge for a couple days and i don't have any insurance?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) bleeding: It's very common to have various types of abnormal bleeding with a totally effective Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place. Thick brown discharge as you describe doesn't sound particularly concerning. Check for the string. If it's in place, chances of pregnancy or some other problem is very low. If you have pain, odor or don't feel well, be seen. You can run a home pregnancy test if it would help reassure you. ...Read more

20

20
I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

See GYN: you should see your GYN immediately to get an assessment and other tests to help determine the cause of bleeding. It could be benign issues or could be a sign for something more concerning. An exam would help give you more information. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano
842 doctors shared insights

Intrauterine Device (Definition)

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