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Concerns about staining with IUD

15 March, 2007



I see that so many people have halachic problems caused by staining with the IUD.

I'm a little nervous because I had one inserted 2 weeks ago and I'm still staining from it.

My question to you is, Do most women have staining problems with the IUD (not the Mirena)?

And how long does the staining usually last?

(I'm 8 weeks postpartum and I am breastfeeding)


A significant percentage of women experience staining difficulties in their first couple of cycles of IUD use, but such staining usually abates over time.

We have so many questions about it because women who don't experience difficulties don't usually write in!

If the staining persists beyond two months, you should consult your physician.  In the meanwhile, please review our article on staining.

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