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Switching to Mirena

19/09/2006

Question:

I am interested in switching to the Mirena IUD. However, I am aware that while the body is getting used to it, there can be spotting for up to six months. (!) Are there any medications, hormones, etc. that can be used to decrease the amount of spotting while the body resets itself to the Mirena? (This form of birth control is very, very appealing)


Answer:

If you have problems (and many women have none), hormonal manipulation can help in many cases. Please discuss this issue in depth with your physician. It is also important to read our article on ketamim so that you know which types of spotting do not make you niddah.


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