Mirena placed April 2012 (after birth of child in february), no spotting until 2 months later when breast feeding stopped after which continued spotting which was lite and would come and go (here one day not the next). Starting this week it has become heavier and consistent with pin head size clotting off and on noticed. No pain at all nor discomfort. if anything irritated this "spotting" has not stopped, but gotten heavier...should i consult my doctor?
I had the Mirena in for the full 5 years, and I remember having the spotting which happened for a while. But you are mentioning that the spotting is heavier and having small clots. I think it would be wise and to just put your mind at rest that what you are experiencing is normal or needs to be looked at, because of this I would suggest you call your Dr's office and explain whats happening and they should get back to you either way to put your mind at rest.
This device worked wonders for me, I would stick with it unless your Dr tells you otherwise, good luck.
My daughter (who has not had a baby) has the mirena too. She was implanted about 1yr ago. Had heavy bleeding for the 1st few months with huge clotting. I actually would have to pull the clot out of her and took her to the dr with the samples. Now she only spots for few days - sometime with clots and sometimes no clots. I think since you stopped nursing your hormones are changing again and that why you started spotting. My daughter sometimes spots or has a period. I dont think anything is wrong. Soon your uterus will adj to the medication and your periods/spotting will go away. Thats what the dr informed us would happen w/my daughter. She loves the mirena for the most part. She doesnt like the thickened discharge or the spotting which comes and goes. She doenst have her period anymore just spotting. But its better than having a baby or hormones going through your whole body like the pill or depo. With the mirena the hormones are confined to just your uterus. You'll be fine - soon it will go away..it just take a litlle bit of time for your body to adj.
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