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Pls I have a loop inserted for over a year.recently I have

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Pls I have a loop inserted for over a year.recently I have noticed after meeting me husband the sperm that comes out has an awful smell.could it be there is a problem or is it something else?thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Awful smell suggest the risk of bacterial infection.

Dr. D.J. :

Vaginal infection is a common condition.

Dr. D.J. :

This can be due to the change in vaginal pH or due to the excessive of growth of the bacteria.

Dr. D.J. :

The loop itself should not cause this problem.

Dr. D.J. :

Antibiotic Metronidazole can be used to effectively treat this problem.

Dr. D.J. :

The dose of metronidazole is 500 mg twice daily for 7 days orally.

Dr. D.J. :

You should not have sex during the antibiotic course.

Dr. D.J. :

Please see your doctor to discuss this option.

Dr. D.J. :

Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr. D.J. : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Dr. D.J. : Hi there,
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr. D.J. : Awful smell suggest the risk of bacterial infection.
Dr. D.J. : Vaginal infection is a common condition.
Dr. D.J. : This can be due to the change in vaginal pH or due to the excessive of growth of the bacteria.
Dr. D.J. : The loop itself should not cause this problem.
Dr. D.J. : Antibiotic Metronidazole can be used to effectively treat this problem.
Dr. D.J. : The dose of metronidazole is 500 mg twice daily for 7 days orally.
Dr. D.J. : You should not have sex during the antibiotic course.
Dr. D.J. : Please see your doctor to discuss this option.
Dr. D.J. : Best wishes,
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am thinking of removing the loop cos I'm afraid of any risk .Is it ok?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Yes this is also ok.
Remember once you remove the loop, you are at risk of getting pregnant through unprotected sex.

Best wishes,
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
But Dr I had an infection some weeks back which I treated,could it be it was not totally cured?but I'm not experiencing any itching,discharge or discomfort?Can infection exist without having any sign?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Infection can again come back from sexual activity.
Bad smell also is a sign of infection.

So, this should be addressed with antibiotic metronidazole oral tablet or vaginal cream.

Best wishes,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Pls I want to be more clear on safe and unsafe periods for intercourse.Thank you
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Safe periods of intercourse if you have regular period are 1st and 4th week.
The unsafe periods are 2nd and 3rd weeks.
The first day of menstruation is counted as day 1.

Best wishes,
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