Does anyone who has/had the Mirana spot for months at a time?
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Jill - posted on 12/21/2012
i am rather old compared to all these young moms, i had the mirena 8 weeks ago my gynaecologist said it would help control the heavy bleeding as i am 53 and in the menopause since having mirena i have had 3 weeks without bleeding , i had a full period lasting around 8 days and the rest is spotting , i will give it until 6 months, i had a biopsy on lining of womb and a hysteroscopy with D/C and results were clear, so i am hoping it settles down until i have finished with periods altogether
Kimberly - posted on 12/19/2009
My doc said its normal to have spotting for months after insertion ( I went to have mine removed). She said its your body adjusting, but it will subside. More of a pain than anything. If you are uncomfortable or bleeding heavily I would get checked out.
Amy - posted on 12/19/2009
My period is much lighter, but lasts longer. I generally spot for several days. have a day that I would really call "a period" and then go back to spotting for about a full week. I'm actually finding this kind of cycle more annoying than a standard, regular four day cycle like I used to have. I've had mine about 2 1/2 years and this has been consistent right along, every month. I agree, though, if you are really bleeding long term, see your doctor right away!
Adrianna - posted on 12/19/2009
I spotted for awhile and my period never fully went away. I had about a three day period that was super light. I had mine in for three years. Don't get it removed! It's fully effective. It is totally normal to spot. And some women continue to get their periods albeit they are much lighter. Some do have their periods disappear; some don't.
User - posted on 12/19/2009
Hi Andrea, I got the Mirena a yr. ago in November & my cycles were still coming pretty regularly for about 4-5 months then it skipped a month or two. Then I would have some spotting here & there, with maybe a cycle in between. Now I thinks it's been about 2 months since my last cycle (or even spotting). Give it some time... It'll regulate itself once your body gets used to it. BUT if you have lots of heavy bleeding (like soaking 2-3 pads or chamging many soaking tampons in an hour with severe cramping, then you should see a doctor immediately. Good luck & I hope this helps!
Antoinette - posted on 12/19/2009
I had it for 3 yrs. The periods were very irregular n weird the first several months. But after about a yr they pretty much stopped all together or I would just spot. Got mine removed in Sept n took 3 mos to start again, had 2 periods in Nov n nothin in Dec. STill nbot pregnant either. Well that is my experience with Mirena. Its weird thats all I know. Hope it helps
Amanda - posted on 12/19/2009
I had a c-section with my daughter July 17. I got the mirana put in on Aug 31. I was still spotting from the section which finally stopped in October...but then I bled every 8 days like clockwork. I just had the mirana taken out this past monday. My body broke out with acne worse then it ever was in high school and with the bleeding every 8 days. it was crazy.. then I found out it was embeded in the wall of my uterus so it hurt really bad when the doc took it out because it was stuck. I have only had it for 4 months...I can't imagine how bad it would have hurt to take out in 5 years! Good luck with your decision, but I had mine removed.
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