I had the mirena coil fitted about a month ago and have recently had sex with my boyfriend, but I cannot feel any sensation within my vagina, I'm a tad worried and I don't think it's normal, what do I do?
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If you have had intercourse during first 2-3 weeks of Mirena insertion, you can be at risk for pregnancy. The absence of vaginal sensation could be due to hormonal changes in response to the hormonal content of the IUD. If the symptoms persist, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection.
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