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I switched from birth control pills to mirena (levonorgestrel) on may 1st. Took last pill on 2nd..Period on 5th to 11, spotting ever since. Is this normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not likely

Iud's are one of the most effective forms of birth control.
Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1%. Anytime you suspect pregnancy take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If your test is positive you should see your doctor urgently because of the risk of tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy).

In brief: Not likely

Iud's are one of the most effective forms of birth control.
Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1%. Anytime you suspect pregnancy take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If your test is positive you should see your doctor urgently because of the risk of tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy).
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