Symptoms of Infection
How do you know if your IUD is giving you an infection?
Symptoms of Infection
- lower abdominal pain.
- vaginal discharge, possibly with a foul odor.
- pain when urinating.
- painful intercourse.
- a fever.
- irregular menstruation.
Can an IUD cause fever?
Life‐threatening infection can occur within the first few days after Mirena is placed. Call your healthcare professional immediately if you develop severe pain or fever shortly after Mirena is placed. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Some IUD users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease.
Can an IUD give you an infection?
Infection. An IUD slightly raises your odds for an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries, called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Bacteria that cause PID can get into your body when the IUD is inserted. You’re most likely to get the infection in the first 20 days after you get the IUD.
Can an IUD cause fever and chills?
Less than 1 percent of Mirena users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This condition can cause bleeding, vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, chills, fever and pain during sex.
How do you know if your body is rejecting an IUD?
Signs Your IUD Is Out of Place
- You can’t feel the strings.
- Your strings are shorter or longer than usual.
- You feel the IUD itself.
- Your partner feels the IUD.
- You feel pain.
- You have heavy or abnormal bleeding.
- You have severe cramping, abnormal discharge, or fever.
How do you treat an infected IUD?
The first step in the treatment process is often a round of antibiotics. Your healthcare provider may also prescribe other medications to treat the underlying cause of the infection. Your IUD will not have to be removed if you begin to show signs of improvement within the first few days of treatment.
How do I know if my IUD perforated my uterus?
In cases where the device has perforated or penetrated the uterine wall, symptoms may worsen and include:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Bowel changes.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Sudden or severe abdominal pain.
- Dizziness or fainting.
- Irregular heart rhythm.
- Unexplained fever.
- Severe bleeding.
What problems can an IUD cause?
Possible complications from IUD use
- Lost strings. The IUD strings, which hang from the bottom of the IUD, protrude from the cervix into the vagina.
- Infection. One of the most serious complications that can arise because of an IUD is infection.
When should I get my IUD checked?
You should not be able to feel the IUD itself. It is advisable to check your IUD in this way once a month, ideally just after your period finishes.
When should I go to the ER for IUD pain?
If the pain is extreme, gets worse, or doesn’t go away 3-6 months after you get the IUD, it may be out of place. If you have this kind of pain and NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen don’t help, call your doctor. You have heavy or abnormal bleeding.