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A 19-year-old female asked:

When does bleeding typically stop from the mirena (levonorgestrel)? its just brown chunky and cramps and itching got the iud for painful periods... also having dryness

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Varies: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect the 1st few weeks after Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion. After that periods tend to lighten with 25% having no periods by 12 months. Irregular bleeding is annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. Vaginal itching is not related to Mirena (levonorgestrel) and testing should done
Last updated Aug 31, 2016

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