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I have an mirena which has been causing me pain for months

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I have an mirena which has been causing me pain for months now I have this weird spotting that smells like metal and it looks tissuey what does this mean?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Since I first got this iud nothing seems to make it better they did say I now have 3.4cm cyst on my left ovary
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had PID 3 years ago I have 4 children and my husband had a miscarriage about 5 months ago we didn't know I was pregnant I was on the depo
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

it could be related to the IUD

does your doctor know about it?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No he is booked through the new year
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

I think you need to have the IUD removed

it is causing these issues.

It is causing inflammation that is resulting in this discharge and metal smell

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for this question.

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