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  • IUD and 5 months of nonstop bleeding

    Hello,
    I am looking for some advice or seeing if any other woman has experienced something like this before. I’ll provide a lot of info hope none of it is too tmi.
    As the title goes I have an IUD and I’ve been bleeding for 5 months straight. So a little background on it. I got kyleena in June of 2018 and out of no where in June of 2022 I started spotting for a week in between my periods and in July I had sex for the first time since like March and a little bit after that I started bleeding everyday, at least 1/4 of a cup of that helps. I got in touch with my doctor and we did every test possible from blood work, ultrasound (transvaginal and abdominal), pregnancy test and STI check. Everything came back normal. She even made me take Advil 3 times a day because apparently that has helped other women before who have experienced weird bleeding like this with an IUD. At this point my doctor thinks that even though everything does look good, it may actually be touching the lining and it’s just not noticeable on the ultrasound so I will be getting it removed. I just want to know if any other woman has experienced something like this and if they know the reason why it was caused or if getting the IUD replaced helped fix it. I just want to hear that I’m not the only one who this happened to and that there is a reason or an answer as to why. Any helpful advice or storied is appreciated and I’d love to hear people’s opinions as to why this may be happening.

  • Hi there, and welcome to the Forum. I wish I could offer concrete information. What I can tell you is that in my own previous experience with an IUD, when it came close to its "expiration date" (when it was about to stop being effective), I experienced some breakthrough bleeding, though not as much as you've had. Replacing my IUD solved my particular symptoms.

    I've also known other people who had mysterious, constant bleeding and for them, the solution was to remove their IUD completely -- and either try another type later or use a different birth control.

    The one thing I'm positive of, though, is that you're definitely not alone in this. Other people have had strange, unexplained issues with their IUDs, too.

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