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did IUD shift? Is my body rejecting it?

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Hello, I am 17 year old and had a Mirena IUD placed 4 months ago. During the first 2 months I had light bleedings and cramps, but it stopped, like I stopped having my period. About a week ago I think I did a wrong movement by sitting straight for several hours and then jumping up very fast. The pain I felt in my uterus was so terrible I could barely breathe, nor move. It lasted at least a few hours and then it stopped. I'm very afraid that the IUD might have shifted. A few days ago the cramps started again (heavier than right after placing the IUD), my breasts felt very sensitive and I felt lightheaded, unconcentrated, and very emotional like I was about to have my period. Yesterday I had intercourse and for the first time my partner could feel the IUD's strings and said it hurted him. When I checked afterwards I couldn't feel them anymore. Today I started bleeding. Did my period return? Is it possible that the IUD shifted because of a wrong movement? Is my body rejecting it?


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replied May 22nd, 2014
Birth Control Answer A47373
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have not felt the IUD strings, chances are that it has shifted or got expelled. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough evaluation to locate IUD. The PMS symptoms that you describe could be due to hormonal withdrawal if the IUD has been expelled. Avoid self-treatment and avoid unprotected sexual contact. Further treatment options can be suggested based on your evaluation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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