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Spotting since IUD insertion. Painful sex, dark discharge. What are my options?

I have had iud since March and have had fairly continuous spotting since insertion, in the last few months intercourse has become painful and the discharge is dark. I have seen a doctor and she said that the iud may be poking and irritating the lining of my uterus . That was almost two Months ago what are my options. And if I have it removed what is a reliable form of birth control that will be effective as soon as possible after removal.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Thanks for your query.
The most common side effect of IUD is spotting.
Painful sex and dark discharge may be from the cervical or vaginal pathologies.
You should do a PAP smear(if you do not have do within 1 year) or vaginal smear to exclude any infection.
There are so many birth control methods after you remove IUD:
barrier(condoms,diaphragms,cervical caps,contraceptive sponge)
hormonal(IUD(mirena),implants,injection,oral contraceptives)
sterilization(male or female)
Take care of your self

Answered: Sun, 5 Jan 2014
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