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Bleeding Heavily after IUD placement

4 days ago I had the copper IUD placed. Right after they inserted it I began to bleed at the office. The doctor told me that I should be spotting if anything but I've been bleeding very heavily ever since. I've been cramping, nauseas and i get dizzy spells here and there. I
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Everybody is different.  I had an IUD for more than six months already and I absolutely love.  I'm 18 years old and I haven't had kids and the insertion went fine for me.  When they inserted it, I wasn't on my period, but after the insertion, I have some spotting for 2-3 days but very light.  Are you on your period when they inserted it 4 days ago? Because the copper IUD can make your periods longer and heavier for the first 4-5 months.  If you are on your period then probably the insertion process plus the IUD inside of you makes it very heavy.  Bleeding is very normal and if I were you, I would wait for little bit more to see if the bleeding will cease.  If it doesn't then you can call your health provider to get some advice.  Personally, I think you are fine.
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What do you consider heavy bleeding?  
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Take it out if the bleeding doesn't stop within a month. I bled for over two months like crazy. It got so bad that I was bed ridden due to the pain it was causing me. Good luck
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I'm in the same situation... copper IUD placed four days ago and now I have heavy bleeding.  I have a three year old and a 7 week old. I got an IUD after my first daughter, and don't remember anything like this, but the Dr. office told me to expect to have lots of bleeding and cramping for a month.  Great!  A different Dr. put this one in, and I suspect that who puts it in and how deeply they place it has a lot to do with it.  Best of luck to you- we'll stop bleeding eventually. =)
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I had the IUD placed 2 days ago and I was told i'd only spot, and i'm bleeding too. Bright red blood at that. I'm going to call my health care provider today. (It's only 6 a.m., office not open yet). Not alot of pain, just bleeding. I'm suspecting the placement triggered a period. I've been nursing my 3 month old and haven't had a period since he was born. I have a 9 year old, 3 year old, and 3 month old. I'm glad to know that i'm not the only person with this problem...offers some comfort.
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I had the iud inserted 2 days ago and iam still bleeding, and have some cramps. the bleeding is lesser than the period but more than i was normally bleeding after the recent birth of my 7 week old daughter. The thing is i dont know if this is a period or not, as i didnt get my periods when i was nursing my now 2 year old son, and the doctor told me i probably wont get my period while nursing this time too. i also dont think i bleeded that much when i inserted the first iud after the birth of my first son. good to see that it is common
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I have had the IUD for over a year now.  When I first got it I spotted at the doctors office when they inserted it.  I never bled a lot with it or after. I did have irragular spotting.
Good luck with yours
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If you are experiencing more than just spotting in the first day after the insertion of your IUD, call your healthcare provider. I am SO glad that I did. When my doctor found out how heavy my bleeding was (one medium pad every fifteen or twenty minutes) she insisted I come in ASAP.  The clamps that they use during insertion can leave small wounds, that's where normal spotting comes from. However my cervix was especially sensitive and long story short, if I hadn't gone in when I did, I would have ended up needing a  transfusion. I still have my IUD, my doctor was able to stop the bleeding. But ALWAYS call and ask.
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I am going through the very same thing that your going through. I had the copper iud inserted 3 days ago, and I am still bleeding from it, I am not on my period, but it is almost like I am, but my cramping has decreased considerably since yesterday. I completely understand your concern, I'm currently waiting from a call from my doc. right now, but the more I read on the more this seems normal. I am 35 and have never had children. I read on a web site from a doctor over in Europe, where the iud is the most common, and he sais not to get too concerned over heavy bleeding after iud insertion, he actually said that heavy bleeding after insertion means that the iud is working, of course everyone's body will react differently, but your body should adjust to the iud over time. I see that a lot of women are having this issue, I just think it's normal. My biggest concern is that I have felt aneamic at times, that worries me a little, but I think it is normal.
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I got my copper IUD inserted March 11th of this year and I haven't stopped bleeding. I got it after I had a miscarriage. My bleeding is pretty heavy and I get pain from time to time.. I have a doctor's app. on Thursday because I don't know if this is normal any more.
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i had the copper iud put in last thursday and i was on my period two days before and when the iud got put in and its been a week and i am still bleeding! its real heavy and i still have sharp random pain! i have a 2 yr old and a 4 month old!
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I had an IUD inserted 5 weeks ago and I am still bleeding.  one to two panty liners a day. My husband is getting really frustrated.  No pain.  Should I wait one more week to see if it stops.
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I have had the IUD for almost a year. ever since they put it in its been hurting me at first i though that was normal but now its gotten worst. i bleed everytime i have sex and my boyfriend saids he can feel it or something( u think he feels the iud?) and now im so senstive to do anything if i cough or sneeze it hurts. i need help what do you think it can be?
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I had an IUD before and never bled this much with that one but I got a new one placed and it was fine at first. Then I got a yeast infection and went to my doctors office but my dr wasn't there and a midwife checked and said that it was too low so she pushed it in further. I've been bleeding bright red blood for 8 days since that and having mild pain. I'm going to call them tomorrow. I hope its not serious but I need a dr to tell me so I'll have peace of mind. It might be normal, I don't know.
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I had my copper IUD inserted just over 4 weeks ago now and i too haven't stopped bleeding. But i get minimal pain. Sometimes i go a day lightly spotting (maybe a panty liner) and others a little heavier (2/3 panty liners) i also notice it more when i go the toilet. I'm also not sure if i've had a period yet.

I have an appointment at the doctors for a check up in 2 weeks time. Im going to find out if this is normal and when it will stop as its getting a little fustrating for both me and my boyfriend. Hopefully i will get some helpful news/tips.

Has it got better for you since?
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Ohkay , well ive had the marina idu for about 3days now , and me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex an he came inside me!
will I get pregnat even tho I have the idu ??
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my daughter who is 21 just had my 1st grandbaby dec 13 2012. our lil angel is doin well but not my daughter. she is still bleeding pretty heavily and is goin thru 2 large packs of pads a mth. she has been very nauseated,weak and now is complaining of pain in the appendix area. should she still be bleeding? is it normal for her to have pain in area she is. since havin the baby my baby has become just blah!!! exspecially after iud insert. i am very concerned as a mother and nana. any comments that can help would be greatly appreciated. God bless..

very concerned mother
Dana
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i had the Mirena put in 4 days ago and i just got off my period that day they they told me i will have spotting for a day or two but today i woke up w| my underwear soaked w| blood and im bleeding and clotting like im on my period again and idk if its normal im 21 w| 2 kids and dont want anymore and all other birth controls make me gain an excessive amount of weight within a weeks time so i cant go on any other birth control but hearing every ones experience with taking the Mirena out cause of the side effects after you do so with the bleeding for weeks or months on end losing alot of blood im confused im not cramping or dizzy just bleeding like im back on my period.. someone please help me out should i be worried or not should i give it more time or call my gyn asap?
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Sorry, I'm about 4 years late from ur comment... BUT... this is my third IUD.  First two were easy with no bleeding.  This one was put in two days ago and I was only having a little spotting yesterday. Today I have been bleeding so much that it went through my underwear to my shorts.  I am (or was) worried that maybe I was pregnant and just had a miscarriage (although my pregnancy test at the dr's office was negative).  Reason being, my husband and I had sex twice in the week before the insertion and we did the "pull out" method.  When I had my first insertion after my son was born it was a breeze (actually I had an injection of anesthesia in my cervix before the procedure and it was a piece of cake) and there was no blood.  Second time, 8 years later, same thing... easy.  This time... different doctor, no anesthesia, hurt like HECK when being inserted, and now HEAVY BLEEDING.  Perhaps it has to do with how it was inserted?!?
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just had my iud inserted yesterday nite and im spotting its not heavy yet.i believe with time our body will get used to it n adjust
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hi , i had my iud inserted Oct 31 , 2102 . I was on my menstrual period & my spotting has not stopped , i get it one day for a weeek than it stops & when me and my husband have intercourse i always end up bleeding again is this normal ? any feeed back ?


MommyOfALilBoy (:
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ive had the mirena iud for almost a month now and at first i would spot but now its just heavier  ..it would have a nadty smell to ..but now that i been bleeding heavier it stoped. im really worried about the smell. i cant even get near nobosy because i feel like they will smell it..did anybody have that problem to?
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Its almost three months now since I put a loop since then I have been bleeding. Non stop, I don't know if is normal or what but this making me feel uncomfortable because my husband is not happy with this I'm tired of this and is too much.pls help
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I just had the coil done yesterday afternoon, I had the non hormonal one fitted and having it inserted was agony! Im 18 and have no children. Just wondering if any one else experienced pain during and after? Im lighly bleeding and have mild stomach cramps and sometimes shooting pain.
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My name is amber powell four years ago I got paragaurd the copper Iud put in and ever since then I been having some server problems with bleeding and sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach I been bleeding ever day for the past four years straight no days off the Dr told me just give it some time it will stop but that was four years ago and still today still bleeding I want it removed but I can afford it I have no insurance anymore and don't qualify to get it again logistically off from work so many times because the bleeding won't stop and I get so dizzy to where I just pass out I feel week all the time and I just want it to stop I feel that if I can't get the bleeding to stop that it's going to kill me I won't recommend paragaurd to anyone I think it was a big mistake getting it if anyone can help me let me know thanks I was told it could be enough for a law suit against the makers of it but I don't know anyone got any info hit me up my email is ***@****
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Anyone who has long term bleeding on the copper IUD should make sure they are checked out for Pelvic Inflamatory Disease and a Cervical ectropian. Request an ultrasound to check the placement of the IUD and failing that the bleeding can actually be controlled by taking a hormonal birth controller like the pill. It may be that the copper IUD disney suit you and a hormonal IUD which is meant to reduce bleeding may be more appropriate. Hope that helps a few of you.
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