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User Topic: Iud & spotting
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Default  Posted: 8:13 AM, May 27th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So, I had an iud out in over a year ago, Paraguard, the non-hormonal one.
My obgyn warned me of heavier periods and more spotting, which has happened. It's been pretty consistent, normal period, a few more days of spotting than I had before, and one day mid cycle.

the past few months the cramps have been heavier, and this month I've been spotting well over my normal time.

Has anyone else experienced this?
It feels like my periods are getting progressively worse.

And no, I have not called my doc yet...

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Default  Posted: 1:59 PM, May 27th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Unfortunately that's how copper IUDs are. They tend to cause heavy painful periods. If you can't stand it discuss another option like a diaphragm.

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Default  Posted: 8:42 PM, May 27th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am on my second Paraguard IUD and yes, I've had heavier periods and more cramping than usual.

I've had a bit more spotting then usual... But nothing out of the ordinary.

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Default  Posted: 8:52 PM, May 27th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Go for a placement check. While heavier periods are a common side effect; spotting for more than 7 days could lead to anemia

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Default  Posted: 9:32 PM, May 28th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My periods were much heavier for first year or two after placement--some irregular spotting. They have now evened out and are medium flow with less spotting. Still worth it to me to be hormone free. But can't hurt to see your doctor.

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