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Continuous chunks of endometrial lining and a heavy flow with clots post insertion of copper IUD. Normal?

Hi, I received the copper IUD on Monday (about 3.5 days ago). After the day it was inserted, I ve been experiencing heavy bleeding. This is not like menstrual bleeding; I have chunks of endometrial lining and a heavy flow (more than my very heavy periods) for almost 40 hours nonstop. When will this stop? I was very concerned at seeing the large clot-like pieces that I was seeing, one was about an inch in diamteter. I am not experiencing anything more than severe discomfort. I am not taking any pills, such as ibuprofen , and stopped taking them about 12 hours after insertion. I called the OB/GYN and they didn t say too much. They told me to call back if I was still the same on Monday (6 days total). Shouldn t severe, non-stop bleeding reside soon?
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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Hello mam, usually the first period after CuT insertion is heavy and this may also occur in following couple of months and will subside by itself eventually. There can be mild pain also but if the pain is severe or bleeding continues to be excessive or fails to stop visit your gynecologist as you might need to get the device removed.
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