So I had an IUD (Nova-T) inserted around August 2011, the first 3 months blew by and I never experienced ny side-effects whatsoever then on December 20th my period started, I really have no clue if it was early or on time I never really keep track... but it just sort of didn't stop, or it would but it would diminish to spotting for a few days then I'd be forced to start using tampons again. Also the spotting can be very dark and clotted (no odor though) this is really awful because I have a new boyfriend and I'm not comfortable sitting him down to explain that I avoid sex becasue I've had about 2 blood free days the past 8 weeks... I originally got the IUD because the hormones in the pill make me crazy, I don't even want to get into how psychotic I was on the neuva ring and I'm really out of birth control options..
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The vaginal bleeding that you describe is not normal, and you should not ignore it. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest and report your symptoms. Further evaluation is needed to rule out chances of endometritis, hyperplasia, hormonal changes, thyroid abnormalities, ovarian cysts, anemia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiency, etc. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods (based on examination and investigation results). You might need to get the IUD removed and be on non-hormonal birth control measures. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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