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A 18-year-old female asked:

had the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud inserted last friday. this is day 4 of really bad cramps. how long does the cramping last. i tired of it, cause my period is over!

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Dr. James Goodspeed
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
IUD cramping: With severe cramping for 4 days after iud placed, you should have this checked out with an ultrasound to make sure the iud is in the correct position ; need to rule out perforation of the uterine wall.
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Unusual: Usually cramping is associated with iud insertion. Severe cramping after 4 days is unusual. Check with you doctor, make sure there is no perforation, of course this is uncommon.

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Last updated Jul 24, 2016

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