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A 27-year-old female asked:

I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for over a year now i've only had my period one time but today i started spotting is this normal?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: It is a progesterone secreting IUD so it prevents ovulation and regular Cyclical hormonal Changes . So Scanty/ irregular periods are often seen, But have you asked your OB GYN this question who put this IUD. I am sure they discussed with you the possible scenario before this was inserted.

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