I had my Mirena inserted on December 18 and frankly I have had no major issues. No cramps, no weird pains, my strings are where they are meant to be and my bf cant feel them...seems like a great BC method. I went away on holiday and smack in the middle of it...I started getting a weird discharge. It is brown, watery and smelly. I googled this and found that it is a side effect of having an IUD, especially the Mirena but that it goes away after a while. I'm NOT willing to part with my Mirena over this issue. And I have noticed that today, the discharge is gone. So that's good news...for now.
My question is...what can I do about the smell or even reducing the discharge while it is there? I find I have to wear panty liners and change them often. It seems like the discharge stench gets worse with exposure to air but if you change the liner immediately the smell subsides big time. You can imagine how many fresh liners I've been carrying around, and how many times I use the bathroom. As for having sex, I can assure you that the smell is cramping my style because I constantly worry that my bf will notice it. I know I do. Maybe he's being polite and not saying anything. Anybody know how to solve this problem?
I will go in to see the doctor next week as a follow up after insertion and will request for tests to rule out infection/sti's. Since there isn't any pain or soreness, I'm not really concerned that I have PID or BV although one never knows.