I had it inserted 7th of jan. Extreme pain and cramps, the got worse on the 3rd day and then slowly just stopped. I got my period on the 10th of jan and I usually have it for 5/6 days but it's been 8 and there is no sign of it stopping. It got lighter but it's still regular bleeding everyday and I'm wondering how long this will last. I've read a lot of peoples stories but none really like mine atm. My friend had it done and said she bled for a week after her period ( she had it inserted on last day of period) and then it stopped. I'm 18 and If this doesn't stop I'm considering taking it out as its really really annoying bleeding this long.
Hi Amberflorence. For most women the bleeding stops in a few days to 2 weeks but some women bleed lightly for longer. I personally bled or lightly spotted for the entire years I had it. I am 1 of the very few who have had this happen. Give it a little time at least a week or so & if still bleeding call your OB/GYN. Good luck!
I personally first started with the paraguard IUD and then switched over to the Mirena last year. I had slight cramping after insertion and the bleeding lasted for 3 weeks. The first few periods will last longer because our body is trying to get rid of the excess uterine lining that has been buildt up for years. There are a lot of people out there that believe that everytime we have our periods all the lining is discharged and bleed out... well... in truth... it's not. There are still some left over lining that is still there and because the Mirena doesn't allow a lining to build on our uterus, it's in the process of getting rid of all the lining during the first few months. After that, the bleeding should really slow down and just become spotting. I had questions too when I first got the insertion and called my OB/GYN all the time and googled everything possible on it... that's how I know all this and from personal experience. I know... I hated the first few months... but believe me... it gets better. You just gotta stick with it. I love having my Mirena and wouldn't choose any other birth control. Although, I will tell you that my Mirena did expel out on it's own once. That's due to my BF being bigger down there and I'm a petite woman. But I still got another one placed anyway cause, the Mirena fits my life style. I've had friends who have a Mirena and wouldn't change it for the world either. So, I'd say stick it through a little while longer and see how it goes. I have been told from other friends that it took them 1-2 years before their period either regulated or stopped all together. Good luck!
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