Post # 1
So I know there’s a lot of you girls with and IUD! I’m kind of freaking out, it’s the first one I got and I’ve been having my period for 12 days now. It’s not even like brown spotting, it’s bright red new blood, even though it’s not abundant. I’ve also had cramps most days although they’re easy to deal with.
Not having sex for now, neither my man or me like period sex much… Which sucks and is killing the passion a little bit because we both love getting intimate and we’re currently on vacation.
Any tips and wisdom you can share?
Post # 2
A little over a week, I’d say. Maybe 8-10 days. Just give it time. Mine has regulated to a normal 5 days now and I’ve had it for about 11 months. I have Paragard.
Post # 3
tessaaguiar : Everybody’s different. I haven’t had a period since I got my Mirena. I had a tiny bit of spotting for a few days when I would have been due for my next period and nothing at all since. I have heard that many women can get long periods or a lot of bleeding or cramping at first, but that it usually sorts itself out within a few months. If you’re concerned, I’d talk to your doctor. I know mine did a check up with my after 6 weeks to make sure everything was ok after insertion.
Post # 4
With the skyla I spotted lightly for about 20 days after insertion but I also got my cervix cauterized the same day so some of it was that. After that it went to normal and my periods have been about 5 days long instead of my previous 14 day periods. It’s been wonderful once it regulated.
Post # 5
I had Mirena and my first bleed was very heavy for about two weeks before it tailed off. Also very sore. After that, I only ever had very light bleeds with mild cramps if any. Everybody is different, and it can take a while for your periods to settle down with an IUS.
Post # 6
tessaaguiar : I got skyla in 9 weeks after I had my son. Unfortunately, I had light spotting for the majority of a 3-month period. It’s difficult to say whether that was just my body after having a baby or what. I know it kills the mood, but it does get better!
Post # 7
I had a tiny bit of spotting after I got the Skyla, then nothing for a few weeks, then I bled for 6+ weeks! It was like a normal period for a week maybe, but I just. Didn’t. Stop. Spotting. It was super annoying. It would pick back up every once in a while. It did stop eventually. I don’t have really regular cycles yet, but it’s usually several weeks of nothing, and then a 1.5 week super light period. The one thing I miss about bc is my 3 day barely there periods…but they made me feel like a psycho, so overall I’m happy with my Skyla 🙂
Post # 8
I have the non-hormonal one. 3 months straight of cramps and bleeding.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I have the Paraguard (non-hormonal). I think my first one was like 8-9 days. It’ll take a few months for things to even out – hang in there! So worth it!
Post # 10
I had a light period for a week or so and then spotting for a good three weeks. Now I don’t really get my period. I have the Skyla.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey
I had the Mirena inserted 7 weeks ago and still bleeding. Varies in how heavy it is, but right now quite heavy. I had cramps for the first few weeks but that’s gone now.