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abnormal bleeding is pretty common after insertion of an IUD.
this usually becomes regular with time.
now, you should be able to feel the strings...and that will give you an indication that the IUD is in the proper place
ie..not having punctured through the uterus
I'm sorry, I have had the IUD for a couple of years, I didn't mention that
pap tests normal for you?
they have been abnormal before, but they retested and it was normal
i could still feel the strings
doesn't sound like the IUD
i'm in between medicaid and insurance now and can't go anywhere but it worried me
did you tear at all during intercourse?
i'm not sure how to tell if anything was torn, i've had a 10 lb baby before if that tells you anything.
it was just unsual because it was around the time i would have started my period
ok..it could be related to that
and i thought that's why it did start, but after i put a tampon in the for day there was no bleeding and my period never came
but you're sure this was vaginal bleeding
i don't know if i have hemorrhoids....people have tried to explain what they are to me before and i'm kind of clueless about that. and yes, it was definitely vaginal bleeding...
i have a retroflexed uterus...if that matters
no, doesn't really matter
ok. so, try taking OTC stool softener such as colace
since then i haven't been able to use the bathroom and i just feel bloated and swollen in my upper abdomen.
that should help with the constipation
i have tried that and no luck yet. but you're thinking the 2 things are completely unrelated?
if it doesn't, you can also try a laxitive called miralax
well...I don't think it
is the IUD
i'm familiar with miralax, my daughter took it when she was a baby. that may be what i have to do
that would help to get you back to regular and see if any of these symptoms persist.
blood with BM and constipation is usually due to a small tear or hemorrhoid.
the iud was what i was most worried about, but i can still feel the strings. is it ever possible for the IUD to be pushed in a little too much and not come out of place but still puncture somewhere?
you can see something like that if it's been inserted into the muscle of the uterus.
ok, well i guess they're separate issues...and ijust need to go to the bathroom
But that is very uncommon with the paragard because the arms are bent backwards at insertion
rather than forward with the Mirena
I think the laxative is a good place to start and see if symptoms persist.
When you get your insurance up and running...see your gynecologist for an exam.
I will just try that, and thank you for your help I appreciate this. I definitely will go see them to make sure. Thank you again. At least I feel more at ease that it's more than likely not the IUD...
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