I started my period two days before getting my Mirena inserted. I have now been bleeding for almost 5 weeks. It will nearly stop or seem to stop then start again within a day. Small pieces of what appear to be tissue are in the blood, which is a lot brighter red than my normal period. Is this normal?
Yes, some women can have prolonged bleeding after Mirena is inserted.
The manufacturer says that in the first 3 to 6 months your period may be irregular, or your period may be heavier at first and the number of bleeding days may increase, or you may have frequent spotting or light bleeding.
A few women may find that their periods are heavier than normal. Some women have heavy bleeding during this time.
You should call your health care provider if your period continues to be heavier than usual.
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I had that in and it was terrible!! I was on it for a little over 6 months and bled, HEAVILY!!! Every day! I became severely anaemic and ended up having an iron transfusion because of it. So be careful! In my opinion, come off it.
I see i'm two years late, but I'm hoping somebody will respond with an update of how they are doing! I got my IUD inserted on May 4/16. In a few weeks it'll be six months of having this and I have been spotting every day since it was inserted minus a four day break that randomly happened a few weeks ago. I am sick of wearing a tampon every day and I'm wondering if it is worth it. I wanted to give this at least six months as that was the timeframe I was given for a regular bleeding. Any thoughts?
I just got mine in, two weeks ago and having the same issue , plus some dizziness and on and off headaches . I knew I would have irregular bleeding but I did not understand that it would be none stop .
Im so frustrated. ... I got the iud put in on August 1st ... I got it not for the birth control but to stop / slow my periods down (i have a like a 5% chance of getting pregnant again ) so its been almost 7 months and im still bleeding heavily like this month i started on the 5th (of February) and i am still currently bleeding an having to use super plus tampons and overnight pads at the same time ... Im so freaking tired of bleeding and then last week all of a sudden i stop bleeding for like almost 24 hours then i had sexual intercourse and i start bleeding heavily again and it was also painful during sex ... So today i scheduled for a consultation for march 1st to have it removed ... And im leaning towards going back on the depo even though i gained alot of weight last time i was on it , but it stopped my periods completely. ... Im hoping i wont have the same side effects as i did 10 + years ago while being pn the depo shot ... Please is anyone one else experiencing the same thing as im going through while on the iud ???
I am going through the same issue, I had mine placed back on Jan 25 and no period for 2 weeks I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones that have no period at all. I was wrong Feb 13, I started my period the flow was not that bad compared to what I used to get every month. The thing is that now I have to wear a damn pad everyday since I spot all the time especially when I go pee. What worries me is the color changes it goes through sometimes its dark brown and then an hour later bright red. I called my provider and scheduled an appt, considering that the only reason I got it placed was due to my heavy menstrual cycle and low blood count.
I replied to this a few months ago and here's my update! I pulled the mirena out at home in November and I AM SO HAPPY! I'd rather have a few days or horrible and awful cramps and bleeding then have to deal with wearing a tampon every day and messy/painful sex.
WARNING: On day 2 after I took mine out, I had massive heavy bleeding with blood clots the size of golf balls. I got out of bed and it was pouring down my leg, I couldn't leave our hotel room for 4 hours and thought I'd have to go to the hospital. It stopped and I saw that that's probably why I had to wear a tampon every day!! Nothing could have held all that back. Also, my periods were extra long and spread apart for the first three months after but now it seems to have leveled out! Good luck ladies! DO NOT plan to go to work if you take this thing out. You'll spend all day in the bathroom. I wish I'd have known this before I went out for my birthday!
Good to know this thread is still active. I just had my Mirena inserted during a D&C back on the 24th of March. My body hasn't really been handling it well. It's "accepted" it according to my OBGYN, but it's "sensitive" to it. The D&C was for severe thickening of the walls of my uterus from endometriosis. Funny enough, I'm going through all this junk right now just to go through the external part of the endometrial material removal (with the possibility of a hysterectomy) in a couple of weeks (-_-). Ever since I got mine inserted, I've been dealing with severe cramps (that can get to the point of debilitating at times), and heavy bleeding at first, which trickled down slowly and became spotting about a few days ago.
During the last two weeks my allergies (severe pine pollen allergy which runs on the spring and fall schedule here triggering my asthma) have kicked in full gear out of the blue, and my drainage is so bad that I'm coughing to the point of gagging and suddenly tonight I started bleeding heavily again. Not to mention the awful pinching sensations I've had in my uterus since Sunday when the coughing took a turn for the worst. I already tried reaching my OB once on Monday. I'm trying again tomorrow morning. I'm just miserable and wondering why I even let them do this to me. BTW my IUD is NOT for the purpose of preventing future pregnancies. Mine was put in for the hormonal value of using the progesterone to thin the lining of my uterus and keep it thin, while slowing or even temporarily stopping the growth of the endometriosis in general.
Well, I've got mines 03- 29- 17. The first two days i bleed. Then for like a week it i didn't have a period, so yeah okay I was excited. But soon after i being to bleed but not as heavy as i were before i got it. No cramps for the first couple of days then just mild light cramps ever so often. Im starting to regret getting it because since i started back bleeding it hasn't stop. No spotting, its a period flow but light. I got it due to the fact i cramp bad and bleed heavy. Pluse no more kids. Lol. But so many people saying give it a chance and that soon it all stops. But im getting piss. I freaking hate periods and now im bleeding everyday. Its tiring. I wish it stop only giving it to next month of not its coming out. And I'll just get the shot.
I had mine inserted on 4-17-17 and I quit bleeding yesterday. I had a baby on 3-15-17 and I quit bleeding just 3 weeks after I had him. Before I went to the doctor I started bleeding one day before I went and I have been bleeding ever since. It has been heavy. I never had heavy periods, mine were always light. I'm not gonna give my hopes up and say that my period stopped. I would use the pill but I am a first time mother and I work and I go to college. I just dont have time for that anymore.
I had my Mirena put in April 21, 2017 during a d&e (miscarriage). As of today, May 30, 2017... im still spotting/ bleeding. I think i went 3 days without any sight of blood, had sex and the next day I started bleeding! Im giving this iud one more month, if i dont stop spotting/ bleeding by the end of June, im having it taken out. Im sick and tired of wearing pads/tampons every single day, i can't have sex, and the random gushes of blood are annoying!
I had my first mirena placed in 2003 to control heavy periods, it was never for birth control. I've had my tubes tied. In 2011 I had #1 removed & #2 inserted in the same day. Which stayed with no problem until Oct 2016. At 50 yrs old my Dr wants to see where my cycle is at. It's now June 2017 and I've had #3 placed. I've never had any problems with bleeding ( I never had a period). With this last one I am experiencing some irregular bleeding, clotting ect but I go back to my Dr in 3 weeks for my check. After 2 successful experience and no period for 13 years or pms, cramps ect I'm positive this one will keep me until menopausal is past! Good luck ladies.
So i had the jaydess fitted 4/6/17.. smaller version of the Mirena as i have a tilted cervix... purely had it fitted to help reduce blood flow and lengths of my period as i was on alot longer than most...
I started bleeding straight away... and havent stopped since... I get terrible cramps and sometimes light headed... its only been a month but i feel drained and dont know if this is normal?! it is literally like im having a 4 week never ending period... i prefer my longer than normal extra heavy periods to this...
im not sure how long im suppose to wait or leave it until it settles ?!
Any ideas ?!
27.. no children...
Update: Its been 3 months, and im STILL bleeding. I went about a week and a half w/ no blood, then after that, the faucet turned back on, and blood is just flowing. I ABSOLUTELY HATE MIRENA!
I had the Mirena taken out yesterday. My OB/GYN kept telling me to keep it because the spotting and cramps last anywhere from 3-6 months. I am anaemic and don't think it's worth the pain. I had it inserted 3 weeks ago. First week was fine, and then I started bleeding (like a medium AF) since. I was very bloated and sometimes can't even sit/walk for longer than 15 mins due to the cramp. I am never very good with synthetic hormones. Apparently IUD is no exception.
Within an hour after taking it out, I immediately felt better. Bloating is subsiding and most importantly, my brain is clear again and can focus. I am still bleeding but I know it's going to take a while before I fully recover from it. Never again will I use IUD.
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