Age 25 – Entire Cycle with 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 non-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.

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.

You can see she has a Nabothian cyst to the left of her os, most visible on days 5 – 11.  This is a benign clogged mucous gland, like a pimple.