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What causes spotting inspite of being of paragard?

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Dr. Bhagyashree.B

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Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Question: hey have a question and I m on paraguard I was 6 days late until today there was a little blood show I thought It was my period starting I guess I was wrong because when I put a pad on it was only like this discharge brown before you begin and end your period and that was it I have no blood coming down what can it be and should I go check my self last time that happen it was the same way a little bit one day and the second day came down heavy but this time around it's the second day and still no blood
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyashree.B 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
premenstrual spotting

Detailed Answer:
Dear member,
Thanks for writing.
The iucd often causes premenstrual spotting where you can have spotting on and off for 3-4 days and later followed by moderate blood flow. Other than a minor nuisance it's harmless.
You can neglect it. Usually after a few cycles it disappears in most women.
If you don't get your regular flow in a day or 2 or the bleeding is very irregular then you will need further examination to check the threads of the IUCD.
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