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Mucous Plug and Paragard

Okay, so I know I've posted a question similar to this one before, but there weren't very many answers given. Since getting my IUD, I've had a LOT of green/yellow booger like discharge that is almost gummy in consistency. My research tells me that it is probably the mucous plug that is blocking the cervix, but it's downright gross to me and I don't want to have sex with that stuff going on down there. So my question is: Am I right? Is the booger green stuff the mucous plug? And how long does it last before it goes away/my body goes back to being normal? Thanks for any help/other info on this subject.

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emilia_romagna
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
I thought mucus plugs only formed during pregnancy?
hold_fast
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
The only time you have a mucous plug is during pregnancy, as it protects the uterus from bacteria. The mucous plug is lost as labor approaches.

Green discharge can be indicative of an infection, so if you experience any other symptoms, you may want to get an appointment. Infections with IUDs can be more dangerous than usual because of the risk of PID developing.
sarianna
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I just googled a bit, and the interwebs say that a mucous plug is normal, particularly if you have a Mirena. The greenish color is the part would concern me (ime mucous is usually clear or menstrual-blood-tinted), so I'd suggest talking to your doctor.
sarianna
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
Erk, and apparently I can't read the subject of your post, which clearly says you have a Paragard. I'm going to go stand here in the "call your doctor" corner now.
emiwenis
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
i've basically gotten this sort of stuff all month, i think it's cuz the iud changes the chemistry in your vag.
elkay
Oct. 10th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
Clear/white/pale yellow fluid that can be really thick and jelly like is normal. This is ovulation-related cervical fluid.

If it's dark yellow or green I would get that checked immediately, as this could be a sign of infection.
jenihendrix541
Oct. 10th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
I have a paragard and get thick, boggery discharge from that ranges from greenish to yellow to clear/milky white. I talked with my doctor about this and she wasn't concerned and told me if I had pain, strange smell or fever to come in for possible infection. Otherwise a slightly green, thick discharge seems normal for my body.

mightyelle
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
How long have you had your IUD? I used to get the vagina loogies a lot the first few months. Now, 2.5 years later, it's not that frequent.
chiyo_no_saru
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
I was trying to describe them to a friend, and "vagina loogie" is PERFECT.
kelly020
Oct. 10th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's an infection, as I've had two visits to the gyno since and the doctor said it was normal, plus my tests came back negative for BV and yeast. I've had the IUD for about two months now. So how long was it before this stuff stopped being so frequent in you? It's not that I'm really worried about my health, because I think I'm fine. I just hate having "vagina loogies" (haha that's a great way to describe it!) because it messes with my oral sex/sex life.
brittasully
Oct. 10th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
I've had my paragard for just over 2 months now and I only notice the mucus as my periods are ending. Just a thought but maybe you are having some sort of sensitivity to the copper.
mightyelle
Oct. 10th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
See, I really can't remember how long it lasted, but it wasn't too much of a problem for me, so I guess I didn't keep track of it
tornattheelbo
Oct. 11th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
maybe you have nabothian cysts? I know when mine rupture i get booger-y discharge.
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