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Ive been bleeding heavily and passing large clots since I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) out 10 days ago. I have been taking primulot n for 6 days which hasn't helped?

Ive been bleeding heavily and passing large clots since I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) out 10 days ago. I have been taking primulot n for 6 days which hasn't helped?

Bleeding common: Its common to have a lot of bleeding after a Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed. Its something I always tell women to expect. It doesn't surprise me that Primulot hasn't helped. The active ingredient in Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a type of Progesterone. When it is removed, your Progesterone levels drop. This is a signal for your uterus to bleed. It usually goes away on its own. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed after 5 yrs wed. On fri i start bleeding heavy and passing huge clots. Is this normal? I had my period a week ago.

I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed after 5 yrs wed. On fri i start bleeding heavy and passing huge clots. Is this normal? I had my period a week ago.

Patience : It may take a while for your menstrual cycle to return to normal. I would monitor this and then report to your doctor if your cycles do not regulate over the next few months. If you do not desire pregnancy consider birth control to regulate your cycles now. ...Read more

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Bleeding with big clots after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Normal?

Bleeding with big clots after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Normal?

Most likely: While the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in it causes the periods to be much lighter than what is normal for you. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed then the periods will go back to whatever is your normal. Also in your late 40's it is common to have heavy and irregular periods as you get closer to menopause. Many women will use Mirena (levonorgestrel) at that age just to get the periods to be lighter. ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for a year, cycle been on 10 days lots of clots. This is abnormal for me what's wrong with me?

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for a year, cycle been on 10 days lots of clots. This is abnormal for me what's wrong with me?

Bleeding with IUD: It's unusual to bleed as much as you are with an iud. I would consider getting checked out to make sure the iud is still in place and that there isn't anything else going on with your uterus that is causing the bleeding like a polyp or a fibroid, or even an infection. ...Read more

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I had a 10 day heavy bleed with big clots after having my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed was that a period?

I had a 10 day heavy bleed with big clots after having my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed was that a period?

May or may: Not have been , please call the doc who removed your iud, but a 10 day bleeding episode whether it was your period or not is not normal so if you were my pt , i would do am exam, and an ultrasound to check everything. ...Read more

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I'm 43 had a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted 4 months ago had cramps and clots and bleeding frequent , what could be wrong please?

Bleeding on Mirena (levonorgestrel) is highly variable.: Most bleed and spot for the first few weeks and then periods dramatically lighten with 50% not having a period by 1 year. There is wide variations in the bleeding pattern typical of Progesterone only methods. Irregular bleeding is expected and does not mean the iud does not work. If you are concerned please schedule an iud check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding (with clotting) continuously for over 60 days after Mirena (levonorgestrel) was put in place. Should I be concerned about becoming anemic?

I've been bleeding (with clotting) continuously for over 60 days after Mirena (levonorgestrel) was put in place. Should I be concerned about becoming anemic?

Testing: You should schedule a follow up appointment to make sure you IUD is located in the correct spot in the uterus and you can ask to be tested for anemia at that appointment. ...Read more

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Im on the mirena (levonorgestrel) had it for yr, never any pain I don't know if he hit it. Recently had cramps shortly after seen a reddish, clot with a dark spot help?

Im on the mirena (levonorgestrel) had it for yr, never any pain I don't know if he hit it. Recently had cramps shortly after seen a reddish, clot with a dark spot  help?

See doctor: Iuds can sometimes become infected and cause these symptoms, or it could just be coincidence but i find a higher rate of infection when women have one that has been assymptomatic and suddenly changes. Also there is no form of contraception that is 100% effective so if you are worried about pregnancy, take a test. ...Read more

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On the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for two months now and i've been getting bad cramps and black/brown blood usually after the pain and lots of small clots. Normal?

Reevaluate IUD: Your symptoms are not entirely normal . You should see your gyn and be reevaluated, both pelvic and iud placement. Of course; infection should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lot of blood clots during a period while using mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Is it normal to have a lot of blood clots during a period while using mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Bleeding w Mirena (levonorgestrel) : Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD helps to decrease menstrual bleeding. However, the answer depends somewhat to how long you've had it, and whether it has moved or if you are pregnant. Would recommend a visit to your Dr to see what's going on. I would recommend that you don't have sex until then. ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) 4yrs no period this mornin i wake up to what seems my period but with bloid clots is this normal?

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) 4yrs no period this mornin i wake up to what seems my period but with bloid clots is this normal?

Can be: While it is common to not have a period with Mirena (levonorgestrel) this does not mean that everyone will always not have a period. That being said when there is a sudden change in the pattern I like to see patients for an exam to confirm all is normal ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 3/13 bleed wk. 4/12 started bleeding -(big clots)lasted 2wks.Stopped 4days , started5/1again..Still bleeding...Pcos..Help..

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 3/13 bleed wk. 4/12 started bleeding -(big clots)lasted 2wks.Stopped 4days , started5/1again..Still bleeding...Pcos..Help..

Many reasons: Call your doctor who will rule out pregnancy, infection and hormonal causes for this.Any pelvic discomfort with this makes it more urgent and the call then cannot wait till monday. ...Read more

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My mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fell out and have had severe clotting during and since 4 days now clots are large ball advise please should is see the doctor urgently.

My mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fell out and have had severe clotting during and since 4 days now clots are large ball advise please should is see the doctor urgently.

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Why did your Mirena (levonorgestrel) fall out? Clotting is not abnormal with bleeding. If the bleeding is, however, profuse and painful, you will need to see doc. Try to take Ibuprofen or naproxen. This should help the pain and reduce the severity of bleeding, hopefully. ...Read more

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I recently got the mirena, (levonorgestrel) is it normal to have severe cramps and spotting with blood clots?

I recently got the mirena, (levonorgestrel) is it normal to have severe cramps and spotting with blood clots?

No: Lots of spotting daily or almost daily for several months is normal but severe cramps is not normal. Bleeding should not be heavy either. Blood clots by themselves don't say much since they can occur with either light or heavy blood flow. It sounds like you should call the doctor who inserted the iud for a follow-up appointment. You should be seen within the day. ...Read more

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I had mirena (levonorgestrel) put in yesterday I have a charlie horse shooting down my leg i'm scared it could be something serious like a blood clot could it be? 

I had mirena (levonorgestrel) put in yesterday I have a charlie horse shooting down my leg i'm scared it could be something serious like a blood clot could it be? 

Doubtful: Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion really shouldn't cause anything like that. It is more likely that being in the lithotomy position (feet in stirrups, legs up, etc) caused the muscles to spasm. Mirena (levonorgestrel) does have hormones in it, and all forms of hormones have a risk of blood clots....But that would be rare and coincidental. ...Read more

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I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) ius removed in january, and am having heavy bleeding, clotting, cramping. Is there anything i can do to help myself heal? W/o meds.

I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) ius removed in january, and am having heavy bleeding, clotting, cramping. Is there anything i can do to help myself heal? W/o meds.

See below: Having an intrauterine device removed can cause "scraping" on the uterine lining that can take a few weeks to heal. If yours was removed in january and you're bleeding heavily, it most likely has nothing to do with the iud removal. You should see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Waitlisted for ab hyst since aug for lrg fib & now weeks of bleeding & clots & back pain. 2nd mirena, (levonorgestrel) ponstan & cyklokapron but so weak. Degenerating?

Waitlisted for ab hyst since aug for lrg fib & now weeks of bleeding & clots & back pain. 2nd mirena, (levonorgestrel) ponstan & cyklokapron but so weak. Degenerating?

Uterine Fibroid: A large uterine fibroid can interfere with the mirena (levonorgestrel). The dose of cyclopontan needs to be very carefully regulated to avoid bleeding. It has also been associated with serious complications, such as retinal degeneration. The NSAID should help alleviate some of the pain symptoms. I would follow up immediately with your gynecologist and discuss these concerns, and possibly seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Should i go to the er? Had my mirena put in after i had my daughter almost 2 years ago. Since I have had it my periods have stopped. Tonight shortly before dinner i went to the bathroom and passed a clot as long as a pen, it was white with blood on the en

Since : Since you posted your question a week ago, you have probably dealt with this problem by now.

My main concern here is that you've either lost your mirena, (levonorgestrel) or part of it (hence the "white clot"), or the iud has migrated into or through the wall of your uterus. Given the severity of your pain, it would have been reasonable to go to an urgent care center or er. An evaluation would have quickly determined if the string on your iud was still present, and further treatment could have been initiated, if necessary.
I hope this issue has been addressed and you're feeling better! ...Read more

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I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed on november 30, 2012. I recently started my period. It was normal until today. I have huge blood clots. Is this normal?

I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed on november 30, 2012. I recently started my period. It was normal until today. I have huge blood clots.  Is this normal?

Monitor cycles: It may take a month or two for your cycles to get back to normal after removal. If your cycles stay this bad definitely see a doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out 8/3, and got my period 8/5, normal flow until today 8/9 and I leaked though my tampon pulled it out with a 5-6"blood clot attached?

I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out 8/3, and got my period 8/5, normal flow until today 8/9 and I leaked though my tampon pulled it out with a 5-6"blood clot attached?

Watch: If you start to bleed heavily and it doesn't stop then go to the ER. Too much is typically considered soaking through more than a maxi pad an hour for 2 hours, or if associated with dizziness, shortness of breath, other symptoms. Heavy bleeding can also be 2nd removal of the IUD with disruption of the lining. It can also occur with infection. See a doctor to evaluate further ...Read more

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I got mirena (levonorgestrel) 6 mon. Ago after having my 1st kid & i've bled ever since. I've experienced shakiness dizziness peeing blood clot& worse. What could it b?

I got mirena (levonorgestrel) 6 mon. Ago after having my 1st kid & i've bled ever since. I've experienced shakiness dizziness peeing blood clot& worse. What could it b?

IUD problem: Heavy bleeding and pain after placement of an iud means there is problem. You could have an infection in the uterus or the iud may not be situated correctly in the uterus. It is also possible you are pregnant or there is tissue left from the first delivery. You need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible and be checked out. You also might have a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Can the mirena IUD increase the risk pf developing a blood clot in overweight women like the pill can? On it for PCOS

Can the mirena IUD increase the risk pf developing a blood clot in overweight women like the pill can? On it for PCOS

No.: Mirena does not raise the risk of blood clots.However, obesity can increase risk, but clots are not more common when on Mirena. See this page: https://www.stoptheclot.org/learn_more/womens_health_faq.htm ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel). I still have irregular periods. Some with huge blood clots, other times just spotting. Is my body rejecting the mirena (levonorgestrel)/?

Unlikely...: When did you get the Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed? It is very common to have irregular bleeding (light or heavy) for 3-6 months after placement. Almost 70% of women will have very light periods or no bleeding at all 12 months after placement. If you had Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed >6 months ago and are still miserable, definitely discuss with your doctor! good luck! ...Read more