I have had an IUD fitted approx 3 months ago and previously had no bleeds for years but I have had some discharge over the weeks that came and went but I started to bleed yesterday just a bit but today I was shocked at how much blood there is. is this ok

There are two different kinds

There are two different kinds of IUD, but you did not tell me which one you had. The copper IUD (ParaGard) typically causes an increase in menstrual bleeding. The Mirena IUS contains hormones, therefore it results in a decrease in bleeding and irregular periods. I am guessing that you probably have the Mirena IUS based on your description of irregular menstruation. However, for some women it is possible to have increased bleeding with Mirena. In any case you should always check in with your doctor if you are having more bleeding than usual. It may be benign but it may be a sign of a serious problem.

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