Posted by: Anon | 2008/01/23

IUD and period

Dear Gynae,

I have had the copper IUD (Nova T380) inserted on 27 November 2007. I had a period like normal in December. I am sexually active. I have an issue with my period: there is brownish discharge and I have seen red blood in mucus but my period doesn't want to come. Usually I have a full period a few days after seeing the brown-red discharge. There is pinkish discharge and evertime I think "ha, here is my period" and then nothing.

I checked whether the IUD is still in place- and it is, I could feel the strings. I have no other issues like pain and the discharge doesn't smell. Is is normal to have a bit of a late period? My period is not really that late, it's there but not quite.

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Our expert says:
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It does not seem that your period is late. You may just be having some premenstrual spotting.

Best wishes

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