IUD+Period Question

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IUD+Period Question

MamaDivine MamaDivine
I did something totally ridiculous the other day (Sorry for length-need advice though). So heres what I did. I had my period. I have been using those SUPER tiny tampons with less than desirable length of string. I took a bath and thought "Crap, Did i take out my tampon?" So here I am, digging around in there-knowing full well that I could have lost that tiny ass string up inside somewhere. Ah, I feel something! Yank! CRAP!!! NO NO NO-That wasn't my tampon string, it was my IUD STRING! So of course, theres a pinch, which was rather uncomfy and now Im freaking out because "uhoh, Do I have sex? Do I see my OB-again?" I went in to see her a few times after getting it inserted last year, because I was a total wreck after having my fourth child and wanted to make SURE it was in there securely LOL. So, now Im on day 7 or 8? Can't figure which because I don't keep that well of track of my periods-and Im still spotting. Thing is, I hadn't bled for a full day-the day that I yanked my string-So I thought I was done. Did I make an oopsie? Should I go in? What would you do? Im starting to think my OB is going to think that Im just finding ways to go in there because her and the staff are so awesome and know our family so well LMAO. Help!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I've done this- Its no biggie
I've done this- You should be seen
JunexMommy
1
I haven't done this/Don't know/Don't have an IUD/No Comment
tigertiger
1
Go in anyways-Can't be too careful!
aliceinthehole , Iron Man , funluvinmama , P'Gell , Beck , padmeamidala , Missmarc , NurseKitty , Darklyvan , ghalik , PropertyOfPotter , tigertiger , Do emu , RomanticGoth , geliebt , BurntToast
16
You're fine
You may have damaged something
ghalik
1
Durka-Durka...BE MORE CAREFUL! LMAO
Total votes: 19 (17 voters)
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04/02/2012
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aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
I did something totally ridiculous the other day (Sorry for length-need advice though). So heres what I did. I had my period. I have been using those SUPER tiny tampons with less than desirable length of string. I took a bath and thought "Crap, ...
i recommend using backup BC for sex and going into your OB. you cannot be too careful, as you may become pregnant if it is dislodged, and/or could injure yourself otherwise. the latter is less likely than the former.

definitely get an ultrasound and have your doc check 'r' out.

and as a word of advice, don't use tampons! they can dry out the vagina, are expensive, contain a shitload of chemicals/fertilizers/ pesticides (cotton is the #1 crop for high pesticide levels in the US) and that all is absorbed into some of your most absorbent tissues!

i highly recommend the mooncup, divacup, or lunette. they're menstrual cups made of silicone, boilable, sterilizable, and reusable for up to ten years.



you always have one handy, don't ever have to buy tampons again, never lose a string, and you can have sex with it in. you can't feel it if you put it in correctly, no worries about odd chemicals or sitting in your own gunk as with pads.


google 'mooncup' or 'diva cup' or simply 'menstrual cup.'

you can get them on ebay for about $30.


go see your doc! and good luck.
04/02/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
At the very least, I;d call your doc and see if she/he thinks you ought to come in for a checkout.
04/02/2012
Iron Man Iron Man
Go see your doc. If it's displaced you could get pregnant or it could have scraped something that might end up with infections or something equally unfortunate.

Really, go see them!
04/02/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
When I got mine put in 6 years ago, my Dr told me if it is dislodged and you move wrong you could rupture the wall of the uterus.
04/02/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
PLEASE see your OBGYN immediately. You may have dislodged the IUD, or moved it. You need to know, as you may need to use an alternative method until it can be replaced properly. Not to mention the fear of the IUD imbedding itself into the uterus. I don't think a full "uterine rupture" can be caused by an out of place IUD, it's just too small. But, perforation, imbedding into the uterine lining, Infection, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease as well as increased risk of pregnancy could all result from a dislodged IUD.

I'd use condoms or wait until you see the doctor before having sex.
04/02/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
PLEASE see your OBGYN immediately. You may have dislodged the IUD, or moved it. You need to know, as you may need to use an alternative method until it can be replaced properly. Not to mention the fear of the IUD imbedding itself into the uterus. I ...
This exactly. In fact, I think if I did this I would be running to the ER!
04/02/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
I did something totally ridiculous the other day (Sorry for length-need advice though). So heres what I did. I had my period. I have been using those SUPER tiny tampons with less than desirable length of string. I took a bath and thought "Crap, ...
You should go in just to be on the safe side.
04/02/2012
NurseKitty NurseKitty
Yes yes yes!!! Go see your OB that's what you pay them for!
04/02/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I would go in!
04/03/2012
tigertiger tigertiger
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
I did something totally ridiculous the other day (Sorry for length-need advice though). So heres what I did. I had my period. I have been using those SUPER tiny tampons with less than desirable length of string. I took a bath and thought "Crap, ...
idk but you'll probably worry about it until you get it checked out so just go
04/03/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i recommend using backup BC for sex and going into your OB. you cannot be too careful, as you may become pregnant if it is dislodged, and/or could injure yourself otherwise. the latter is less likely than the former.

definitely get an ...
Diva Cup has served me well for about five years.

And yeah, I'd definitely go in to see what's up.
04/03/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i recommend using backup BC for sex and going into your OB. you cannot be too careful, as you may become pregnant if it is dislodged, and/or could injure yourself otherwise. the latter is less likely than the former.

definitely get an ...
Wow I didn't realize that tampons were so bad for you! Thats all I ever use lol. I can't stand anything like pads or pantyliners. Tampons for me aren't expensive. I never pay more than a buck a box for the good stuff...Im a couponer LOL
04/04/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
So I've decided that I'll be calling my OB tomorrow. Won't be able to go in until next week though. We're going to travel this weekend for the holiday, so I have to wait. Oh well, no sex for the hubby haha
04/04/2012
geliebt geliebt
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
So I've decided that I'll be calling my OB tomorrow. Won't be able to go in until next week though. We're going to travel this weekend for the holiday, so I have to wait. Oh well, no sex for the hubby haha
That sucks! I really wish you well and I hope everything is okay
04/09/2012
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