Age 25 – Entire Cycle, IUD

These cervical photos are from a 25 years old woman who has never given birth.  She has a copper Paraguard IUD which was placed inside her uterus about a year ago.  This is not a hormonal form of birth control, so she ovulates, which you can tell from the changes in her discharge.  You can see the strings of the IUD protruding through the os in the photos.  The IUD sometimes causes her occasional cramps or heavier bleeding.

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Her cycle has been somewhat erratic since she stopped birth control pills about a year ago.  Before she went on birth control pills (sometime in her late teens) she was fairly regular with cycles about every 30 days or so.    She has always had normal pap smears.

The notes about each day are below each picture.



1.6

Day One

Minor cramps

Moderate flow



2.4

Day Two

More bleeding

No cramps

Used a tampon today




3.7

Day Three

Used a tampon today



4.4

Day Four

Feeling good

Moderate Bleeding

Used a pad today



5.3

Day Five

Light Flow

Used a Diva cup

More tired today



6.5

Day Six

Spotting

Feeling well

Partner/photographer says cervix is deeper in the vagina today



7.2

Day Seven

Minimal spotting

Tired



8.8

Day Eight

White/yellow scant discharge with no odor



9.7

Day Nine

Feeling well

No discharge



10.4

Day Ten

Had sex 10 hours before photo was taken



11.2

Day Eleven

Some milky discharge at end of the day



12.2

Day Twelve

Slight amount of white discharge



14.2

Day Fourteen





15.3

Day Fifteen





17.3

Day Seventeen

Watery discharge



18.6

Day Eighteen

Cervical fluid is eggwhite consistency



19.2

Day Nineteen

Cervix appears lower in vagina today




20.1

Day Twenty





21.2

Day Twenty-One





22.1 - or early morning of Day 23

Day Twenty-Two





23.3

Day Twenty-Three





24.8

Day Twenty-Four





25.4

Day Twenty-Five





26.7

Day Twenty-Six





27.3

Day Twenty-Seven

A few minutes of very heavy pressure in vagina, some pain, then tingling for about 5 minutes





28.8

Day Twenty-Eight

One minute in morning of feeling pressure and crampy like yesterday morning,  otherwise normal

Slightly fishy vaginal odor




29.5

Day Twenty-Nine

One pang of crampy pain today



30.3

Day Thirty

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