i have had the mirena contraceptive coil fitted now for 1 week and am having pains all around my lower abdomin, sides & lower back, also had a bit of bleeding. is this normal or should i seek advice from GP?

Hi Emmac123, One of the

Hi Emmac123,

One of the uncommon side effects is Pelvic and/or abdominal pain. Bleeding is not a side effect. A little spotting is normal. However, I would consult your doctor just to be sure. There is also the slim chance that it was inserted wrong or it has become embedded in the uterine wall.

If the pain is severe and bleeding heavy you should visit your local emergency room.

Best of Luck,


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