strings too short
The issue is my strings. They were cut way too short. I went back for my 2 week check up to find that they couldn't find them. At all. I was sent for an xray and a sonogram/ultrasound to confirm it hadn't gone anywhere that it shouldn't. It hadn't and I was told everything was fine. Since then I've had some cramps, random spotting and spotting after sex. And occasionally my boyfriend gets stabbed. I've been hoping the strings would 'soften' as my doctor told me, but no such luck.
The bleeding after sex concerned me and I've since moved to another state. I made an appointment with a new doctor who examined me, was concerned she couldn't see my strings/IUD at all and sent me for another xray and sonogram/ultrasound. Good news is that it's still there and still in the right place. But she's concerned that the strings might be stabbing me and causing the bleeding. She also found I have a vaginal infection and put me on some antibiotics. She's referred me to an ob-gyn to be checked out further.
At this point, I'd almost like to have this one removed and another placed. I'm hoping it's not going to be an ordeal to have it removed but it sounds like it could be considering the strings are missing in action. I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this? And how soon another can be placed after one is removed? I understand my circumstance might be different depending on how difficult the removal is. I'm starting to worry already. -.- I really love my IUD. I've been through the pill and depo and this works so much better for me, san the short string issue.