A 34-year-old female asked:
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had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted in may, bleeding still very sporadic. difficult to determine beginning and end of cycle. was very regular before.

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: This is normal bleeding behavior on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It can be a blessing or a curse. If you need predictability, then maybe the copper iud is better, though some women experience increased length of periods with the copper iud. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is nice because it typically decreases amount of bleeding, but the sporadicness can be bothersome. Must weigh benefits and drawback and decide what's best.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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