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Brown Mucasy Stringy Discharge normal with an IUD?

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I got the Mirena IUD about 6 weeks ago. I had a period a week ago. The bleeding has stopped, but I am experiencing a brown, mucasy, stringy discharge. Mostly only notice when I wipe, but I need a panty liner from time to time. This has been going on for a week. Is this just normal when first getting an IUD?
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replied March 27th, 2012

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Mirena is a hormonal preparation and is quite effective in pregnancy prevention.It may cause changes in the bleeding pattern and slight disturbances in the cycle when used for the first time.Along with that spotting,nausea,vomitting,weight gain,fatigue are some other commeon side effects with its use.

Brown discharge/spotting might be present while on it and seems you are experiencing it due to the hormonal changes going in the body.These efefcts would subside in few months time.Relax and if there is any unusual symptom consider visiting a Gynaecologist for evaluation.

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