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What could be the reason for white bits in the vaginal discharge after changing from the Copper coil to the Mirena coil?


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Dr. Uzma Arqam

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Published At April 3, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 20 years old, weigh around 63 kg, and have a height of measure 5 feet 3 inches. I am currently on Mirena coil (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device). I recently had my copper coil (Paragard) removed and replaced with the Mirena coil for lighter periods. Right before my period was due, I had changed my coil and noticed some symptoms resembling mild bacterial vaginosis (watery discharge and a vinegary smell). After the new Mirena coil was inserted I now have increased vaginal discharge, and have noticed it contains small white hard bits. I no longer have a foul smell and I am not experiencing any other symptoms of infection. I was also tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and, the results were negative. I have had the new coil fitted for about five days now, and also the white bits in my discharge for about four days.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The white vaginal discharge could be due to candidiasis, or for some reason like ovulation, excitement, or fertilization can cause an increase in vaginal discharge. In normal vaginal secretions, there is normal vaginal flora balancing the pH of the vaginal secretions, and in some females, it increases the tendency to have increased vaginal discharge. Coil or intrauterine contraceptive devices can also increase vaginal secretions in both normal (without infection) and abnormal (with infection) conditions. Treatment can cause reduced libido and a dry vagina. Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications with their consent. For the white bits, I advise you to use Canestein (clotrimazole) 500 mg pessery on two alternate nights, this will clear the vaginal infection.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

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