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i had a mirena IUD inserted at the end of May. I had it placed for both birth control and to relieve endometriosis symptoms. For the first month, I bled very lightly almost the entire time. I have not bled since (I should have a cycle last week but did not.) I also have had cramping and pelvic pain almost every day since insertion. The pain has been significant this week.

Are these normal symptoms (periods stopping do soon and cramps all the time)? When can I expect the cramps to stop? They are so painful that I am strongly considering having the device removed.

It's normal for periods to stop from the Mirena, sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
The pelvic pain is not usual, but can occur.  Usually it goes away over a few weeks to a month.  Since you're still having significant pain after 2 months, I would recommend having the Mirena removed.  You might wish to try again later.

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Norman Solberg


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