#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Do IUDs Cause Smelly Discharge?


Q: Hi doctor.
Does a loop cause smelly discharge or just lots of discharge?

Intra Uterine Device (IUD) are also known as loop contraceptives. There are two
types: the Paragard IUD and the Mirena IUD.

Paragard IUD is a copper-containing IUD. The copper is poisonous/toxic to sperm
and the IUD also prevents implantation of the fertilized egg into the uterus,
should fertilization still occur. Paragard can be used during breastfeeding and
its removal leads to a quick return of fertility, generally.

Mirena IUD contains hormones which make the cervical mucous extra thick
preventing the sperm from getting to the womb and it also makes the lining of
the womb thin such that even if a fertilized egg were to get there, it would
not be able to implant on the thin lining of the womb. It also prevents
ovulation. Mirena helps reduce the cramping pain of a…

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