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Had copper coil fitted. Started a lot of pain, white and clear discharge. Had unprotected sex. Could i be pregnant?

hello im 23 and have a 3 yr old son. i had the copper coil fitted just over a montyh ago as an emergency contrecption. i have had a period since. but the past week i have been having alot of pain and alot of white and clear discharge . my partner and i have had unprotected sex quite a few times in the past 2 weeks, could i be pregnant?
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Hello, I would be happy to help you.

From what you are saying, before the copper IUD was placed, you were not on any birth control. Also, it was placed in the setting of a concern about an unplanned conception. My concern is that there might not have been any followup after placement of the IUD to make sure that it "worked" to prevent pregnancy. I will assume that you have done a pregnancy test and that it is negative.

In terms of the white / clear discharge, this could be completely normal, or it could be related to midcycle changes in cervical mucus, or it could be related to a common vaginal infection, such as a minimally symptomatic yeast infection.

In answer to your question:

1. Yes you could be pregnant - this could have occurred before the IUD was placed
2. You need to do a pregnancy test now and repeat in 1 and 2 weeks
3. You need to schedule a visit with your doctor to assess the IUD given your pain - you deserve an ultrasound to make sure it is in the proper location
4. If you pregnancy test is positive, you need to call your doctor as soon as possible

I hope this helps and good luck!!
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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