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.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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