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Are my symptoms related to the placement of Mirena IUD placement?

Hello, I had a Mirena IUD placed four days ago. The initial placement didn t hurt much, but since then I m having terrible lower back pains to the point of doubling over. I m unable to arch my back and for a cheerleader of 13 years, this is very unusual and alarming to me. I also have slight cramps on my front, but nothing like my back. I have noticed both bright red and brown blood and once in a while a strange goopy substance. I was supposed to get my period around the day I got the IUD placed. Are these normal side effects? I have never had cramps during my period before, so this is all new to me. I have been using a heating pad and taking 800mg of ibuprofen every eight hours. I am leaving in three days for two weeks of intense workouts, so I need to figure this out before then. Is it likely this will go away in a day or so, or is it possible I wasn t a good candidate and should get it removed? I would hate to get it removed after all of this if it s going to resolve itself soon. I m pretty worried since I spend most of my day highly active and am having such trouble walking. Please let me know your thoughts and if there s any better coping mechanisms. Thank you!
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

* The substantial amount of pain is not a regular feature after 4 days of IUD placement.

* Immediately get checked with your OBGY for its evaluation as it can be displaced from its original position giving nasty issue.

Let him or her decision about its need for removal after thorough clinical examination and pelvic ultrasound.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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Are my symptoms related to the placement of Mirena IUD placement?

Hi, * The substantial amount of pain is not a regular feature after 4 days of IUD placement. * Immediately get checked with your OBGY for its evaluation as it can be displaced from its original position giving nasty issue. Let him or her decision about its need for removal after thorough clinical examination and pelvic ultrasound. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon