I have been on the Mirena IUD since May and have bled non-stop since only having a week of no bleeding. I called the doctorís office and talked to a nurse who told me that spotting and stuff is okay. It isnít just spotting; it is constant medium flow period kind of bleeding. I tried explaining it, but she said it was normal. I donít understand how bleeding for months is normal!? Not only the bleeding, but I have been completely disinterested in sex, moody, and have been having some breakouts as well. I have tried many different types of birth control in the past and I really donít feel like myself at all on them. I am very moody and depressed when I am on birth control, but I donít trust condoms completely either. I hope you can give me some advice.
Posts: 4 | From: Illinois | Registered: Jul 2006
| IP: Logged |
If you don't trust the advice you're receiving over the phone, you need to make a doctors appointment and go in and see the doctor. Show him/her how heavy you're bleeding and, if you're interested, ask to have the IUD removed.
If hormonal/IUD methods are not working for you, you don't have to use them. There are other methods you can use, such as a diaphragm in addition to condoms. This gives you two methods of birth control, w/ neither of them being hormonal Again, your doctor is the best person to talk to about this.
Copyright 1998, 2013 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.