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Is my Mirena the cause of this discharge I have immediately following intercourse? #815/10

I have a Mirena IUD (got it a year ago), and just recently, I started to be sexually active for the first time since the IUD was placed.  There is a major problem with a mildly consistent discharge within a few minutes of intercourse. After I have an orgasm, then once I finish usually in the past I would naturally dry up and we can continue to have sex until my partner has his.  Since the IUD, this is not the case. After I have my first orgasm it is like a nonstop waterfall that is complicating the intercourse, keeping him from finishing & having him slip out a lot.


We have tried several different positions and I have now even gone to my Ob/Gyn, who has taken tests and cultures and everything came back normal. Her only suggestion was that for some reason, perhaps the Mirena IUD is giving off a larger amount of progesterone, which is causing me to not dry up. I can still have more than one orgasm at a time, but my partner is not able to climax. He too, has seen an urologist to see if it is him and there is no problem there either.


I have only had the Mirena in for a year and would hate to have it taken out and return to the pill.  I love that I barely ever get my period and other than this side-effect, it works great!  What can we do?  Please help!


What an interesting history!


I have not heard of a history just like yours and his. If I understand you correctly, this is primarily his problem, not yours! 


It sounds as though your Mirena IUD is in place without any complications and can be counted on for contraception.


I would not suggest that you consider removing your IUD.  It also sounds as though you and he have been creative in trying to overcome this problem.


One thing you could try is to take 3 cycles of the same birth control pills you were on in the same 21/7, 21/7, 21/7 manner and see if intercourse returns to the way it was.  This will not be dangerous.  Then you could stop those pills and see if sex is back to normal.


I will ask others for ideas too.


I believe that Mirena as little or nothing to do with your partner’s inability to have an orgasm.  Have you had sex with him before your Mirena was in place?  Is he able to have orgasms after removing his penis from your vagina?  What about his ability to have orgasms when he never put his penis into your vagina?

                                                             Mirena IUD

Good luck!


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Now, October 15th, I hope to learn that you r partner is able to have orgasms and that you are still able to have multiple orgasms.  How are things going sexually?


Key Words:  Mirena IUD, sexually active, major problem, discharge, intercourse, orgasm, waterfall, tests, cultures, normal, progesterone, climax, urologist, birth control pills, period, dangerous, penis, vagina

Posted 10-1-2010, Updated 10-15-2010

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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