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Shorter Iud String?

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I have had my mirena iud since july of 2005. Each month I check the strings to make sure that the iud is still in its proper position. At first I was able to feel both strings easily, but now I only seem to be feeling one. I am pretty sure that they are not stuck together, but I know that this is a possibility. Also, this month the string seems to have shortened significantly, to the point that it is barely sticking out of the cervix. It used to be at least 2 cm. Has anyone else experienced this with the iud? I have heard others say that the string length may change depending on the time in the cycle... Currently I am around mid cycle. I don't really know if this is something to call the doctor about or not because the string technically is not missing. Please let me know what you think.
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replied January 10th, 2007
Extremely eHealthy
It is normal for the strings to change a little throughout the cycle, your cervix does move in different positions.
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replied May 16th, 2010
IUD string length
I've only had my IUD for two months, but my string length seems to change according to my cycle too. Mid-cycle they are shorter (right now, for a few days, I cannot even feel them), and when I get my period, they are much longer.

I mentioned that the length seems to change to my doctor and he said not to worry about it.

I'm only going to go to the doctor if I STILL can't feel them by the time my period comes along.
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replied August 20th, 2010
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so what about feeling only one thread? because i have had mine for now 6weeks and arent able to feel the other one_ like above they are not stuck together! and my thread also gets shorter and longer!!
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replied August 20th, 2010
you could ask your doctor about feeling only 1 string. i know mine accidentally cut one string too short when he inserted it.

and the length change is normal, see above...
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