i've been having a disgusting odour 'down there' a little spotting and slight bloating since having the mirena coil fitted just over a week ago. It's not fishy like with BV, nonetheless, it is repulsive and I'm aware of it - especially in the gym. Im not sure if I'm a bit down in the dumps too.
Will this all go away - including the smell - soon? or should I make an appointment to get it removed and go back on the Femoston. I was Okay on the Femoston - just had a bit of breakthrough bleeding/erratic periods. I was on 2mg.
It could be the odour from the spotting but I would see a doctor and get a swab done in case of infection. Bloating and down in the dumps goes with the Mirena, I got that to begin with but it did settle and only happens from time to time now. I don't think you need to rush and get it removed unless you really won't to. Why did change to the Mirena if you were happy with the Femoston?
I've had spitting before, but it's never smelled like this? How long did it take for the smell to go with you?
Thanks NK. I changed because the gynae recommended it as My periods were erratic and I was getting facial flushing and night sweats so thought I needed a higher dose of oestrogen. I've put about 4kg too this last week!! How long do you think I should wait?
First couple of weeks post iud fitting is a common point to get an infection. It sounds like you have an infection. You can get a swab done at your local sexual health clinic or by nurse at the surgery.
I've asked my doctor to call me back today, couldn't do anything while the kids were on holiday. It's not as bad as it was, but still there. My bf said he noticed it . If it is an infection it's weird because it started more or less straight away after it was inserted.
Thought I'd post an update I case useful for anyone.
Okay. So I endured it for just over 3 months. The smell never quite went away and I got my ancient acne back. I went to have it removed at the gp, but the nurse tasked with such things couldn't find the strings and referred me to the hospital.. Anyway, long story short, terrified it had become lost - I had a fish around myself to check - felt the strings easily, gave them a gentle tug while checking the length, and it just kinda popped out!! I crapped myself thinking I'd done something terribly wrong but apart from getting a period over the following few days and feeling a bit crampy, I was fine. A couple of weeks later the smell had entirely gone, a coupe of weeks after that my skin totally cleared up. Back on Femoston with a top up 1mg oestrogen gel sachet, and I feel just fine, totally back to normal :-)
I had my mirena out last year & chose to be sterilised at the same time. I had the coil put in 12 weeks after having my dd - I was 41, within a week I had acne, I piled (I mean piled) weight on no matter what I ate, I became very depressed, no sex drive, horrible smell (no infection), basically felt lousy, put up with it for 3 years as the gp and family planning kept telling me it was fine, eventually demanded it be removed & I be sterilised, got my wish for both, within 2 weeks sex drive was back to normal, skin started clearing but I am still having some issues, no more anti depressants and weight is slowly but surely coming off. If anyone ever asks my opinion I tell them to run for the hills and not have it
I’m so very glad that you lovely women had the courage to talk about this- I’ve thought (and I’m sure my GP thinks) that I’m going mad! And yes, it’s exactly as you describe- like something has died in my vagina! I’ve been swabbed; no infection... I’ve had the Mirena in for 2 years and I’m getting it taken out in the next 10 days. I have awful heavy, frequent periods and for this it has been a blessing, but I can no longer put up with the smell- it’s ruining my life!😦 Question; has anyone tried contraceptive patches? Any symptoms? Easy to use...? Many thanks for reading this and for taking the time (I hope someone will) to reply. Now I don’t feel quite so lonely in this ‘problem’ x
I am the same - could clear the room with the stink of my urine after I have went to the toilet. I got for heavy flooding type periods and for that it was a godsend. Have put on 10lb and so very anxious all the time! I am really considering having removed after 2 yrs! (Although I do remember those awful periods😫)