Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Heavy Menstrual Periods
Heavy periods can be experienced by some women who have an IUD in place. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor if your heavy periods continue for three months or more.
The IUD is a very reliable form of birth control. However, if this is your first heavy bleeding episode with an IUD in place, pregnancy needs to be considered as a possibility.
If this is your first heavy bleeding episode, check a pregnancy test today and immediately contact your doctor for an urgent appointment if you are pregnant.