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A 23-year-old female asked:

On the merina iud does bleeding get heavier for a couple days then lighter? i'm breastfeeding full time a 2 month old. just dnno if it was my period.

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud provides contraception and also bleeding control. Periods can manifest themselves as heavier bleeding the first days with a decrease in bleeding as the days go on. Also note that as time progresses, your bleeding may completely disappear with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and this is normal.
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