A member asked:

I've had an iud since 2013. my last period was on sept 17, but as of oct 4 i've been bleeding non-stop. is this related to the iud? should i worry?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

See your doctor: It would be helpful to know what kind of IUD you have. An IUD can cause prolonged bleeding. If it is persistent, you should see the doctor who placed the IUD.

Answered 10/18/2015

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Dr. Jacob Meyer answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Could be from IUD: It depends what kind of IUD you have. The copper IUD, or Paraguard, is associated with heavier periods in some women. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, hormone IUD (5 year IUD) sometimes causes irregular bleeding as well but usually you have lighter periods especially if you have had it since 2013. Either way, check with your primary care provider or OB/GYN to discuss if not getting better. Buena suerte.

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