Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
Bleeding between periods is a common side effect of an IUD, particularly during the first few months that it is in place. Bleeding can be caused by a problem with the position of the IUD, or it can result as a side effect of hormones contained within some IUDs. You may wish to discuss your symptoms with your doctor if your bleeding between periods continues for three months or more.
Before you blame your IUD for your bleeding between periods, there are a few other possible explanations for you to consider.