A member asked:

Would anyone ever have really heavy periods if they use an intrauterine device?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Usha Mukhytar answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Yes often not always: Many times bleeding gets heavy after iud though not always iud causes at times irritation in endometrium increasing blood flow and more blood loss.

Answered 4/10/2014


Dr. Miguel Cano answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Depends which type: Typically the Mirena (levonorgestrel) will cause lighter periods due to the progestin released by the iud. The paraguard, copper based, can cause slightly heavier menses because of its reaction to the endometrial lining. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is usually indicated in someone who has heavy cycles that need control.

Answered 1/2/2015



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