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Iíve been bleeding for 2 Ĺ weeks with my new Mirena IUD. HELP! #109/11

I had my Mirena placed 3 weeks ago and after a few days I started bleeding again.  I’ve been bleeding for 2 ½ weeks now.  Is this normal?


It happens to many, many women and it gets better very quickly for most women.  In the long run, women lose 90% less blood while using Mirena than do women who do not have this IUD in their uterus.

 

Terri Wynn-Hipps is a nurse midwife in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. She has inserted close to 200 IUDs in the past year.

85% of her last 100 insertions have been Mirena IUDs

                                  

So you can see that whatever she is telling women in advance of inserting an IUD clearly is not discouraging her patients from choosing Mirena. 

So, how does Terri Wynn-Hipps from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina deal with the spotting, bleeding and cramping in the first month after Mirena insertion?

SHE TELLS WOMEN

“You may dislike it for a month but then you’re going to love it for 5 years!!!” 

Contraceptive Technology Conference   October 29, 2009

 

Here is another way of saying what the above paragraph says:

You may have bleeding or cramping problems for the first month or so after Mirena IUD insertion, but you are very likely to love if for the next 5 years.

 

Please let me know in a week how you are doing. I am most interested.

 

To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of Mirena IUDs, go to our website: www.managingcontraception.com and click on Choices.  You can also order this wonderful new educational book from our website or by calling 404-875-5001.  Do you have your copy yet?  

 

                                    

Key Words:  Mirena IUD, bleeding, normal, improves, less blood loss, uterus, Terri-Wynn-Hipps, inserted, spotting, cramping, dislike, Contraceptive Technology Conference

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
---2011-01-21


Contraceptive Technology 20th Edition & Managing Contraception
  


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