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Is it normal to have your period longer than 10 days after an IUD has been put in? On january 11th 2012 i had an IUD put in and then three days later i got my period and I've been on it for 13 days is that normal?

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Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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This can happen although it is also possible you developed an infection or perhaps you are pregnant or the iud has moved and is causing irritation.
Sometimes it is just the timing of the insertion especially if it was the progestin iud, perhaps you got the iud, then your period started but the hormones of the iud are making it hard to finish the hormone cycle at the uterine blood lining level. As long as you are not pregnant, no infection, and the iud is in the right place, usually your period bleeding will be regular if the copper iud (as long as your periods are usually regular) but if the progestin iud it is common to have irregular bleeding and sometimes even no bleeding over time. Talk to your provider who put in the iud.

In brief: This

This can happen although it is also possible you developed an infection or perhaps you are pregnant or the iud has moved and is causing irritation.
Sometimes it is just the timing of the insertion especially if it was the progestin iud, perhaps you got the iud, then your period started but the hormones of the iud are making it hard to finish the hormone cycle at the uterine blood lining level. As long as you are not pregnant, no infection, and the iud is in the right place, usually your period bleeding will be regular if the copper iud (as long as your periods are usually regular) but if the progestin iud it is common to have irregular bleeding and sometimes even no bleeding over time. Talk to your provider who put in the iud.
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