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past three days i have had really bad cramp

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Hello, i have the mirena and have for 2 years and havent gotten a period since. The past three days i have had really bad cramp which ive been taking pain medication and it only helpd a bit. I also have a tiny but of dark brownish blood coming from my vagina. Im worried it could be something big. Please help?


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replied February 2nd, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A31049
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The abdominal cramps and dark bleeding/discharge could indicate chances of infection. If the symptoms are getting worse, these could also suggest possibility of embedding of IUD or perforation. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your gynecologist at the earliest for thorough evaluation to look for the position of the IUD. Ultrasound scan done would help. If infection is suspected, vaginal swab/smear test done on the discharge would help to identify causative agent and get you started on appropriate treatment. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up of your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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