A 25-year-old female asked:
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i got my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed on 4 august after having it in for 4 years. on september 17th i started spotting/bleeding consistently. what's happening?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
To be expected: The hormone in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) suppresses shedding of the endometrium--and after a year, many women cease having their menses altogether. You may expect to be quite irregular for many months, but eventually you will return to your natural menstrual pattern prior to the Mirena (levonorgestrel). You may consult with an Ob/Gyn if you need some hormonal help to reestablish regular periods.
Answered on Oct 9, 2015
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Dr. Stephen Richards
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Ok: You had your Mirena (levonorgestrel) pulled and had bleeding shortly after. Then you had a "real" period end of July- wait it out, probably your body ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Whiting
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Yes: Its normal to have some spotting after in intrauterine device is placed. Best wishes!

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