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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hello doctors, i had a iud paragard inserted four months ago and i was going on my period heavily for 7-9 days. 3rd mnth period never stopped,heavy?

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Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 15 years experience
Could be normal: The copper IUD ("paragard") can sometimes cause heavier periods. This usually gets better with time. If you are able to take ibuprofen, you can also try taking 600mg ibuprofen every 6 hours for a few days, and this usually lightens the bleeding. If it persists, you may want to see your GYN to have an ultrasound to be sure the IUD is in the right place.
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