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A 30-year-old male asked about a 41-year-old female:

what are the side effects of the intrauterine device? and is it a solution for heavy periods and not controlled?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
If you use : Mirena (levonorgestrel) it secrete progesterone and after your body gets used to it the heavy bleeding should stop altogether . It might take a few months though. Cramping at first can be a side effect as well as irregular bleeding

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A 22-year-old member asked:

I heard that heavy menstrual periods can cause anemia. Is there anything I can do to prevent the anemia?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Yes: Anemia can be treated with iron supplementation. The key though is to fix the underlying cause. Discuss treatment options for heavy periods with your obgyn. If you still want children then birth control pills can lighten the cycle.. If you are done with pregnancies you may be a candidate for an in office endometrial ablation to lighten or stop your cycles.

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