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Dxwn
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Tomorrow I've had my mirena for two weeks. I started bleeding a few days ago, even though I'm on the active pills still. However, What is concerning me is that when I initially started bleeding, my strings were pretty soft, but I could feel the strings poking out of my cervix. I can still feel them, and I think now I only feel one coming out of my cervix, and a partial string-thing(I couldn't reach all the way to see where the other one was going). But the string(s) have been moving around in my vagina, and poking me to the point that I have to fix them myself. They've always been long, but I think that they unhitched themselves from where the doctor put them, and now(when I fix them so they're not poking me), it comes to the entrance of my vagina. I haven't taken any pain meds, and I feel perfectly fine. I'm not really bleeding right now either. My check-up is on the 26th. Help!
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It's hard for me to visualize what's going on here, so why don't you just call the doctor who put it in for you tomorrow morning?

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I called the nurse the other day when I started bleeding. She said thay'd just have to cut them. But my problem is when I feel for them at my cervix, I feel one string and I can trace it down to the opening of my vagina. the other, I can feel it, and it pokes my finger like the other, but I can't trace the rest back down. I'm not in any pain, and I'm not bleeding all that much. The strings just keep moving around and poking me, and I was wondering if theres anything that I can do to help that until my next appointment.

I can't speak to my doctor; I got it through PPH, and they only have the 866 number to call for my county.

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Hi Dxwn, first, you're aware that spotting is a very common side effect the first six months after insertion? I, too, am a bit confused by your description but I can say that the position of the IUD/length of strings can change over time. Also, I was told -- and experienced -- that it can feel like there's just one string when it's actually the two very close to each other.

You actually *can* speak to your doctor: just call the office and leave a message. They're supposed to be there for you after treatment, too. If you can't call directly, do so through the 1-866 Planned Parenthood number. Describe your situation to the person making appointments, and take it from there. Regardless, as much as we'd like to help you, an in-person medical professional is going to be your best bet here. [Smile]

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Yeah, I'm not really all that concerned about the bleeding, as much as how much and often they poke me, and it HURTS. Is there anything that I can do to help this until I get to my checkup on the 26th?
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Well, I think the one thing you can do is call that number and see what a medical professional would recommend as well as if you can be seen earlier. Otherwise, it's really outside our scope here since we can't examine and diagnose you over the internet-- sorry! Because you said the doctor and nurse were so helpful before, I'm sure they'd be glad to help you out now as best they can. [Smile]
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