Usually your partners won’t be able to feel the IUD string with their penis during sex, but every once in a while some people say they can feel it. If this happens and it bothers you or your partner, talk with your nurse or doctor — they may be able to trim the string so it doesn’t stick out as much.
Why does my IUD hurt my husband?
Your partner may feel your IUD’s strings, but they shouldn’t cause pain. They’re very thin and made of plastic. There’s some evidence that IUD strings can bother sexual partners. A 2017 study found that 3 to 9 percent of IUD users experienced partner dissatisfaction, causing them to stop using the IUD.
Can an IUD hurt my partner?
The IUD shouldn’t hurt your partner. You may have heard that the IUD strings can bother partners while having sex, but most partners can’t even feel the strings. If your partner can feel the strings, and that bothers them, your healthcare provider might be able to trim them. Plus, they usually soften over time.
Can IUD strings cause irritation?
It is best to leave it alone. The string is not dangerous but pulling it could move or even remove the IUD. If the string causes irritation or if a partner can feel the string during sex, a person can ask a doctor to trim it. In rare cases, an IUD can come out on its own.
What are the symptoms of a moved IUD?
Signs and symptoms of a displaced IUD
- not being able to feel the IUD strings with your fingers.
- feeling the plastic of the IUD.
- your partner being able to feel your IUD during sex.
- bleeding in between periods.
- heavy vaginal bleeding.
- cramping, beyond what you normally have during your period.
What are the symptoms of an IUD infection?
The symptoms of an infection may include:
- lower abdominal pain.
- vaginal discharge, possibly with a foul odor.
- pain when urinating.
- painful intercourse.
- a fever.
- irregular menstruation.
Why can my boyfriend feel my IUD strings?
It’s totally normal to be able to feel the strings if you reach your fingers toward the top of your vagina—in fact, the strings can help you or your provider tell that your IUD is in place. It’s less common, but still normal, for your partner to feel the strings when you’re getting it on.
Does an IUD break your hymen?
White: Yes, absolutely. It will just involve a process to actually cut through the hymen. Which means it might not be able to happen in the office and might need a procedure in a procedure unit.
Can an IUD make you itch?
vaginal swelling, itching or infection; temporary pain, bleeding, or dizziness during insertion of the IUD; ovarian cysts (pelvic pain that disappears within 3 months);
Where does sperm go with an IUD?
The IUD works by creating an environment in your uterus that’s inhospitable to sperm and conception. Depending on the type of IUD, your uterine lining thins, your cervical mucus thickens, or you stop ovulating. However, the IUD doesn’t block semen and sperm from passing into your vagina and uterus during ejaculation.
How long does it take IUD strings to soften?
However, there is a small chance that they may feel the strings of the IUD. If it is bothersome, you have a couple of options—the strings often soften after the IUD has been in place for a few months, but if it is still an issue your provider may be able to cut the strings shorter.
Can IUD cause burning sensation?
Fever or chills; Discharge from vagina; Pain during intercourse; Burning sensation when passing urine.