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I felt a lump while checking for the string of IUD.what should I do know?


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Answered by

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Nithila. A

Published At August 16, 2023
Reviewed AtAugust 16, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have an intrauterine device. I was checking for the strings, and I felt a lump. Not sure if it is normal or not. I got my period today. I had my last period over three months.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is better to have one local examination by gynecologist but better after periods. If vaginal irritation continues, then it is better to have a high vaginal swab, lump examination (may need biopsy or swab), cx (cervical smear) smear; You may have vaginal or pelvic or sexually transmitted infection along with cyst or abscess or infective lesion. Have complete treatment for any health issue you have. Have a balanced diet, weight, and BMI. have a daily walk, exercise, and yoga. Have recreational activities and quit recreational drugs. Follow strict hygiene. Use condoms to avoid sexually transmitted infection. Do sitz warm baths to prevent irritation and olive oil massage. After high vaginal swab, if pain, irritation or smelly or colored discharge persists then, you need proper antibiotics. If lump also continues, then there is a need to evaluate for appropriate management (marsupialization or drainage).

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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