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A 43-year-old female asked:

i'm 43 had a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted 4 months ago had cramps and clots and bleeding frequent , what could be wrong please?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Bleeding on Mirena (levonorgestrel) is highly variable.: Most bleed and spot for the first few weeks and then periods dramatically lighten with 50% not having a period by 1 year. There is wide variations in the bleeding pattern typical of Progesterone only methods. Irregular bleeding is expected and does not mean the iud does not work. If you are concerned please schedule an iud check with your obgyn.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted in may, bleeding still very sporadic. Difficult to determine beginning and end of cycle. Was very regular before.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
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.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hello, i have been on mirena (levonorgestrel) for four years now. No issues at all. I just had intercourse and now i am bleeding bright red. What should i do?

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Dr. Liengkong Siew
Gynecology 54 years experience
Postcoital bleeding: Since you had been doing well with Mirena (levonorgestrel) for years and your complaint suggested to have possible local trauma, infection lastly Mirena (levonorgestrel) displaced which is very unlikely and the best choice for you to see your regular Gyn doctor to be ascertain its cause. Good luck.

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