aI'm 16 years old, & have never had a child before. I've had a copper IUD for almost a year now. When I got the IUD, The cramps were terrible. But it eventually stopped. Since I've got it, I hate it, I won't lie. I have had 0 cramps when I have my period though. And when I do, they are HEAVY LONG PERIODS. My periods never have an exact date, but usually fall within the correct time frame. In December of 2010. I had my period normally. January 2011 came around, no period, but a thick brown almost black mucus like discharge came out... February, No period. Then, finally in March I started my period. And I've been fine ever since. Now, It is April 23rd, and I started my period on April 12th.. Lately, even before I started my period, I have wanted to eat EVERYTHING I see. But especially cheese burgers. I never crave anything or want anything when I'm on my period. Most of the time, I sleep. Which is what I have done CONSTANTLY for the past three weeks. All I ever seem to do is sleep. HELP?
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Your symptoms (delayed and changed periodâs pattern, changed food preferences, increased appetite, increased sleep, discharge, increased tiredness, mood changes) could be suggestive of pregnancy if you had been sexually active. Women are known to get pregnant even while being on hormonal contraceptives. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist to check if the IUD is still in place or not. An examination done (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and a blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately) would be helpful. If pregnancy gets ruled out, other causes for the changed period pattern should be looked for. Appropriate treatment measures would be suggested based on examination and investigation results to help you regulate periods.
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