I had taken 7 days worth of antibiotics (14 pills) about a month ago. This was for an infected pore on my leg. I was also perscribed 2 doses of fluconazole because I am prone to yeast infections after the use of antibiotics. I have the Mirena IUD and have not have any issues or bleeding since insertion a year ago.
Starting about a week ago (4-5 days after the 2nd fluconazole pill) my husband and I had intercourse. I had some mild spotting after (not during). Now every time we have sex I have spotting after and for about a day after. No cramps and it is very light bleeding.
Have you checked your Mirena strings to make sure they are still where they should be? It might be a good idea to let your Dr know that you are having some spotting since you have had Mirena for a year and this is a new occurance. I dont think that antibiotics effect Mirena the same way that they do birth control pills so I dont think that is the issue. Make sure you check for your strings and just call your Dr who prescribed the Mirena and let him/her know that you are having some spotting and what medications you took. (I assume the Dr who prescribed and placed your Mirena is different from the Dr who prescribed the antibiotics and fluconazole-if it IS the same just mention the spotting) They will let you know if it is anything to be concerned about.
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