A 36-year-old female asked:

Can you experience spotting with mirena (levonorgestrel) iud even if you never have for the past 2 years?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible to have spotting with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud even if you have not previously. While the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud causes thinning of the uterine lining, it is still possible to have occasional spotting. Like all birth control, if you have changes in stress, weight or health, you can have changes in your bleeding.
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