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I have a skyla IUD. I checked multiple times. The strings…

I have a skyla IUD...
I have a skyla IUD. I checked multiple times. The strings are still in place, same as they always were. I have had it for 7 months.Today, a thin, cotton like string fell out of me when I went to the bathroom. The texture is NOT like the IUD strings (like fishing line) but rather, like a tampon string. My confusion, and worry - I don't use tampons, and I haven't in years.I cannot think of any logical reason for this.
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1/11/2018
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When did you get your last period? I am assuming that you use pads?

Could that string have been from cotton panties?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am currently at the end of my period. I use pads yes. I guess that that's possible?

Thank you for the reply.

That cotton string is probably a bit form your panties.

Sometimes, vaginal discharge can also dry up and look like a cotton string, especially if it is towards the end or beginning of the period when it gets mixed with blood. Blood makes the discharge stiff like a string.

A bit from the pad , mixed with dried blood can also look like a cotton string.

I do not think you have cause for concern.

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Thank you very much!

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