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  • Skyla IUD Sudden Period Problems

    I’ve had my Skyla IUD for 2 and a half years now, no complications except for hormonal acne that’s managed well. It’s due to expire next May. My husband and I decided to start trying for a baby, so I have my pre-pregnancy appointment scheduled in a month before I get my IUD taken out when my gyno says I’m all good to go. I also just had a Pap smear (all clear), confirmed strings are in place. I haven’t had a period now in nearly 2 years, they stopped due to the IUD. I now just got a full on period, at random with the works, and it’s going on two weeks. I am confused why I have a period now and why it seems to be dragging on. Has anyone else had this happen so late into IUD use? I’ve googled but can’t find this issue anywhere.

  • I would definitely call your gyno, especially if you're having any pain. I know a lot of women don't have a period when they have an IUD. Breakthrough bleeding can be caused by several things, like cysts or infections. Better to call your gyne, at least for the peace of mind!

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    • Congrats on trying for a baby! That's an exciting journey! I agree with Julia - a call or visit to your gynecologist would for sure help calm down any anxiety relating to your sudden period problems. It's always a good idea to just check in with your health provider so that they're up to date with your situation and can do any necessary tests. I hope your sudden and prolonged period isn't causing too much distress or pain.

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      • I've had Liletta for about 5 years now and my period has been mostly non existent but will randomly show up. When they first put it in I had my period non stop for 40 days and then it basically disappeared but now a few years in I will randomly get a light period or spotting once every few months. I always get period-like symptoms like cramps and breaking out but not always an actual period. I think it's a good idea to check if you're getting a full period for the first time but it also doesn't seem that crazy to me with this hormonal IUDs.

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