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What causes strings of Merina IUD hanging out of the vagina?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: I just had a Merina IUD placed exactly seven days ago, I checked the strings and they were further up my vagina. Now, I can fee one of the strings poking out of my vagina. What is going on?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
CONTACT DOCTOR, DEVICE MAY GET EXPELLED.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
This means that the Mirena device has migrated downwards.
It happens in some cases, particularly if you recently had a period or some vigorous sex, and uterine contractions were stimulated, thereby expelling the device downwards.
Contact your healthcare provider, and have it re inserted upwards as this way, it might get totally expelled anytime without your becoming aware of it.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (4 minutes later)
Thank you doctor. .. I have not bled at all since insertion just very light spotting when wiping. However... I was pushing a little too hard to have bowel movement. (was kind of constipated).. Could that have been the case? I have not had sex either.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
STRAINING COULD HAVE CAUSED IT.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, straining at bowel movement too could have caused it.
Just have a visit and get it fixed at its place.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (14 minutes later)
Thank you Doctor, one more question, can the Merina that soon cause constipation or dry stools etc?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NO SUCH SIDE EFFECT.

Detailed Answer:
No, there is no such known side effect.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes strings of Merina IUD hanging out of the vagina?

Brief Answer: CONTACT DOCTOR, DEVICE MAY GET EXPELLED. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. This means that the Mirena device has migrated downwards. It happens in some cases, particularly if you recently had a period or some vigorous sex, and uterine contractions were stimulated, thereby expelling the device downwards. Contact your healthcare provider, and have it re inserted upwards as this way, it might get totally expelled anytime without your becoming aware of it. All the best Please feel free to discuss further.