I'm getting married in a 2 months, and I was curious how long spotting and random bleeding last? I just don't want to be dealing with it on my wedding night!
I tried all of the available IUDs & with all of them I had horrendous pain & bleeding. They can often be problematic for women who've not given birth. Whatever you want to try as contraception, I'd get it now, so that you've months to see if it suits you.
With any hormonal birth control, you can have irregular bleeding for months, until you adjust. That's if they'll suit you.
If you don't want to go down the artificial hormone route, you can learn how to monitor your fertility symptoms each day, as contraception. That is the method I use, now, after years of symptoms from artificial hormones in various forms. It's a very personal decision. Used correctly, the method I use can be as effective as hormonal contraception, but it takes a month or two to know what you're doing. It's complicated at first, but easy when you know how. You have to be disciplined, to take the various recordings each day. Some clinics teach this method, if you don't want to learn on your own. It basically involves charting your cervical mucus, cervical opening, & cervical height each day, as well as your basal body temperature (the thermometers are cheap). It means that you will either want to use a barrier method or abstain, when you are fertile, but there are only up to 7 days of the month that you are fertile, at most.
It's not an easy decision. I hope you find a method that works for you.
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