OKAY! First, I'm 19, I haven't had sex since about a month before I got my IUD implanted. Everything seems normal, other than this:

On April 27th 2015, I got my IUD in (the smaller, 3-year one). Ever since, I've been spotting endlessly and the stuff that comes out of me is period blood, slightly brown-tinted, and slightly diluted by my natural lubricant stuff. I'll stick a finger in it and it seems to stink and taste WAY worse than it should. I keep proper hygiene and make sure to keep my toys clean, trust me. Idk if I should wait for my August follow-up appointment or get it checked out right away.

I'd just love some insight as to what is happening here. It makes me so insecure and I'm REALLY reluctant to try out my new guy 'cuz it's so disgusting and embarrassing.

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replied June 5th, 2015
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Some form of bleeding or spotting is expected after insertion of an IUD. This may range from weeks to even months (1-2 months). Even periods may be heavier or more painful. But these side effects should go away by three months of insertion. If they persist then get an evaluation done from a gynecologist.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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replied June 5th, 2015
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spotting is normal for someone that's just had an IUD fitted, Doctors usually say that things will settle within 6 months.

if you're concerned then phone your doctor and see what they say
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