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ilovenerds
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I got a paragard IUD last friday and everything is going peachy. However, my discharge has a metallic smell to it, even when I'm not spotting. It's white/clear and dries yellow on my pantiliner, but up close it smells like metal. It doesn't itch or hurt or anything. I have a follow up on the 17th. Is this a sign of infection or is this normal?
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Heather
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The Paraguard is a copper-based IUD, so if you have a sensitive sniffer, I'd not be surprised at you smelling a slight difference.

It also will change your discharges somewhat.

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ilovenerds
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Thanks! My sensitivity to smells from the BCP hasn't quite disappeared just yet, and it just seemed too obvious... lol.

What kind of changes in my discharge could it cause, besides smell?

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ilovenerds
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anyone? *bump*
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Stephanie_1
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Any IUD can cause increased discharge,but a yellowish discharge is often noted with copper IUDs.

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