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Have heavy bleeding after slimline copper IUD fitted. Normal or remove?

Hi, I had a TT380 Slimline copper iud fitted three weeks ago and have been bleeding quite heavily ever since. Is this normal? Will it ever stop? I am 37, height 5ft 5in, weight 10st 3pounds (not normal weight had first baby almost 5mths ago I am in the process of losing weight). I am in no pain just bleeding lots and not passing any clots. Any advice? Is it not suitable for me? Should I have it removed? Also due to have period next week.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Dear helbridle,
The intrauterine device is by far the most suitable method for your age.
Excessive bleeding is a side effect, but there is medical treatment.
First of all you should exclude organic causes, the most important of which is displacement.
This could be ruled out by a pelvic ultrasound, preferably transvaginal.
If the IUD is in place, you may start medical treatment and there are many options, some of which are the following:
- mefenamic acid 500 mg tid for 5 days and resume with the beginning of menses.
- ibuprofen 600 mg once daily throughout menses.
- tranexamic acid 1 gm qid for 5 days and resume with menses.
Another option is to change this type by the progesterone medicated type.
I hope these words were usefull and wish you the best of luck.
Dr. Ahmed Bahaa.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Problems with the present IUD / or incidental causes should be excluded.
If no obvious reason is found, substituting with Progesterone—eluting IUD may solve the problem

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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