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Have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 3+ years and after the first 6 months I stopped having periods and recently they started coming back now twice a month, normal?

Have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 3+ years and after the first 6 months I stopped having periods and recently they started coming back now twice a month, normal?

No: Check a pregnancy test again and call your doctor for an exam and an ultrasound. Could be displaced or there could be interval development of polyps or fibroids. ...Read more

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Had my Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed on June5th. I've been on my period since June8th (with a couple rest days). When is my body supposed to go back to normal?

Next month: After Mother Nature cleans house of all the extra endometrium and material from the IUD, the next month should be better. ...Read more

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4years. I have a constant discharge no odor. I have a no period. My obgyn test all come back normal. Should I be worried?

I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4years. I have a constant discharge no odor. I have a no period. My obgyn test all come back normal. Should I be worried?

It depends: It depends what it looks like. Some clear or milky discharge can be normal. Spotting is also common. Tan, green or thick white discharge should be checked. Not having a period while using Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very common especially after the first year. If your testing has been normal it doesn't sound like there is anything to worry about. Remember, Mirena (levonorgestrel) has to be removed or replaced in the us @ 5yrs. ...Read more

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My period all of sudden came back after 2 years. I have had the mirena IUD for 2 years and my periods stopped, now all of sudden it returned. Is this normal or should I be concerned? My doctor put me on prenatal vitamins because in 6 months am taking my I

My period all of sudden came back after 2 years. I have had the mirena IUD for 2 years and my periods stopped, now all of sudden it returned. Is this normal or should I be concerned? My doctor put me on prenatal vitamins because in 6 months am taking my I

You: You should be evaluated for this by your doctor. It is abnormal that you started bleeding, although it can happen, but it is rare with mirena (levonorgestrel). Have your doctor check to be sure that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) did not come out. If your bleeding becomes heavy, or if you have any new symptoms such as pain then you should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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I've had mirena for a year and a half and I haven't had any type of period since just recently I started bleeding like my normal f I've had mirena for a year and a half and I haven't had any type of period since just recently I started bleeding like my no

I've had mirena for a year and a half and I haven't had any type of period since just recently I started bleeding like my normal f I've had mirena for a year and a half and I haven't had any type of period since just recently I started bleeding like my no

The: The fact that you have been bleeding for 2 weeks is worrisome. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation. You will need to be screened for anemia. Also you may be given a hormone (provera) to stop the bleeding. It is difficult to say why you started bleeding now; what likely occurred is that you had a build up of your uterine lining over the past year and a half, and now you are having what we call a dysfunctional uterine bleed. Depending on your age and other factors, your doctor may decide to perform a biopsy of your uterus and possibly remove the iud. Also, an ectopic pregnancy needs to be ruled out.
Please see your doctor right away.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to continue to have a normal period when using mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Is it normal to continue to have a normal period when using mirena (levonorgestrel)?

U could: It may or may not get rid of periods, at your age if u don't want any more kids I owuld offer u an in office tubal, easy takes 5 minutes, miss 1/2 day work, no incisions, covered by almost every major insurance, and then if u want to get rid of yoru periods, would offer you an in office endometrial ablation, easy no incisions, takes 8 minutes, miss 1/2 days work, periods- worthlessiffertiltydone. ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years. My periods seem to be getting more irregular. Is this normal?

Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) last for 5 years for contraception. Your periods will gradually get lighter and more irregular and it may even disappear. Period irregularity is very common with Mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Would it be considered normal to stop having your period after a month of using mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Would it be considered normal to stop having your period after a month of using mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: Usually take 3 months for bleeding pattern to be established after Mirena (levonorgestrel) placement. As many as 35% of patients will have no menstral cycle, usually 3 months after placement, lasting the full 5 years. Most patients will, after 3 months, just have a much lighter cycle. ...Read more

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I've had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months & still get a monthly period or whatever that is. Is that normal?

I've had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months & still get a monthly period or whatever that is. Is that normal?

Yes. Response varies: A great deal individually. Some woman continue to have regular menses with Mirena (levonorgestrel). It is very common to start having periods altogether with Mirena (levonorgestrel) due to the hormone that it releases, but that does not occur in all women. ...Read more

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It's been a 10mos since I had Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and I'm still having a period. Is this normal? Is it suppose to stop?

Less common: About 50-60% of Mirena (levonorgestrel) users experience no periods within two years. If you are still having periods each monthIT does not mean that something as wrong. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 9/26. On 9/28 started bleeding like a period. Today I have soaked through 3 pads in the past 3 hours. Is this normal?

No: This sounds like a very heavy period. There are many options to treat heavy periods. Having another Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD placed is one. Birth control pills or the non hormonal medical called Lysteda also could work. ...Read more

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I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD out 7 months ago periods have been normal except the last 2 months 3 day periods and very bad cramlin between them! Please help?

I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD out 7 months ago periods have been normal except the last 2 months 3 day periods and very bad cramlin between them! Please help?

Dysmennorhea: You are obviously having painful periods or dysmennorhea. This is one of the reasons to have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD besides birth control. If you are not planning on becoming pregnant you may want to consider it again vs birth control pills that work similarly. Check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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On Mirena (levonorgestrel) since mid-Dec. Period has been going for 9 days. Is this normal for the first few cycles? This is much longer than before getting Mirena (levonorgestrel).

Likely Normal: Mirena (levonorgestrel) tends to cause irregular bleeding initially after placement which then usually resolves over a few months. If you are having increased pain or fever, it could be due to infection however and if you are concerned, you should contact your doctor. Congrats on choosing an excellent method of contraception! ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late but I have IUD (mirena) is this is normal I have the IUD for 2yrs now?

Can be: A common side effect of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a change in the menstrual cycle. Half of women stop menstruating altogether once they have had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year. Since it is an extremely effective form of birth control, it is unlikely you are pregnant. If you want to be certain, you might consider taking a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have had my period for 3 months going and I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) is that normal it doesn't stop at all?

Not usual, but: It is very common to get irregular bleeding during the first 3 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud insertion. I usually counsel my patients to hang in there and it will or should get better soon. An ultrasound may be helpful to confirm proper placement. Periods should be regular and much lighter within 3-6 months. ...Read more

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On Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 2 years, brown/bloody discharg or very light period. Is this normal?

Probably: Its not uncommon to have some off and on irregular bleeding or spotting with mirena, (levonorgestrel) but just to be safe I would check a pregnancy test. In addition you need an IUD check every year, so if due for that please schedule one as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your first period after havin your mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed to last 7 days and counting?

Is it normal for your first period after havin your mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed to last 7 days and counting?

Possible: After Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal it may take up to 3 months for the cycle to get regular again. It's also possible that the Mirena (levonorgestrel) was covering up an underlying tendency towards abnormal bleeding. If the abnormal pattern persists past 3 months or gets worse before than, it would be best to seek care. ...Read more

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I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) put in me on october 30 and I started my period on nov 5th and I'm still on it is that normal?

I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) put in me on october 30 and I started my period on nov 5th and I'm still on it is that normal?

It can be: It is common for a woman to spot for 2-8 weeks when a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is first placed. I would expect your bleeding to be light or spotting. When a woman is spotting daily she may only know she's actually having a period because the bleeding gets heavier for several days. If my patients are still having daily spotting after 8 weeks I like to see them in the office. ...Read more

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Have Mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year, stopped periods after 6 months, now returned 2 nd month in a row as a light spotting. Normal?

Yes: In normal periods the estrogen your ovary produces makes the uterine lining grow and after ovulation the progesterone tells it to stop growing and get mature. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is giving your uterus constant exposure to a progestin in addition to what your ovaries are producing so the lining is constantly being told not to grow. This results in less lining and thus very light to nonexistent periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed heavy on my periods [every period] with the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) 2 1/2 years?

Is it normal to bleed heavy on my periods [every period] with the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) 2 1/2 years?

Not typical: One of the nice side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel) is light or no periods. Up to 50% of users have no periods within 2 years. If your periods are heavy then the iud location needs to be checked by ultrasound. I have seen them drop down into the cervix and cause heavy bleeding. If the location is normal then this is probably going to be your pattern. You can stick with it or try another method for birth contrl. ...Read more