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Itching with vaginal discharge after birth control coil insertion. Given safe antibiotics since breastfeeding. Not responding. What to do?

Hey.....I had the copper IUD inserted post delivery(6weeks), precisely 7weeks ago.d insertion went well, however, barely 3weeks after the insertion, I noticed I was having some milky/yellowish discharge and a bit of itching too. Almost at the same time, my period came on, so I waited till after that to treat it. I was given some pessaries and antibiotics safe for breastfeeding to use. The symptom subsided, but came on again after 2weeks, but this time, the discharge seems to have gone from milky/yellow to pink/brown, and of course the itching too. What could be wrong with me, please. I m so scared now.
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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From the description of your symptoms, it appears as though you have some vaginitis. This could be secondary to the procedure of insertion of the IUD, or may have happened in an isolated manner. This is a recurrent problem, especially if not completely treated. Since you are breastfeeding, you cannot be given oral medication. You need to take the vaginal medication again after a proper evaluation. If needed, a swab test for culture and sensitivity should be done to plan proper management. Periodic treatment is needed for 3-6 months to prevent recurrences. Please maintain proper genital hygiene, avoid vaginal tampons and sexual intercourse until complete healing. Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 5 Oct 2015
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