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Planning to insert Mirena

21 February, 2016

Question:

I am going to be inserting a Mirena and I would like some advice as to what is the best way to avoid staining etc. I am also wondering when is the best time to insert in the cycle? Does taking birth control pills help in the bleeding? (My Dr. claims NO.)


Answer:

We recommend inserting the Mirena when you are tehorah, so that you will not have to perform bedikot or wear white undergarments too soon after insertion.  Please review our articles on "Stains" and "Toilet Paper" for guidelines that can help you avoid becoming niddah as you adjust to the Mirena.

Birth control pills are sometimes used at a later stage in adapting to Mirena if staining does not abate.  In the early stages, you may find it helpful (doctor permitting) to take ibuprofen if you see that you have a lot of staining.

Please be in touch with any questions that arise.


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