i am 23 years old. have two kids. i have been on the merina since september 2009. i was bleeding prior to getting it. after i got the merina my period ceased to exist. i bleed maybe once a month for like an hour and then it stops. is there anyway that i could be pregnant. i have no signs of it.
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replied January 29th, 2010
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MamaPeach, unless you are obese, the chances are not very good that you will miss being pregnant. One of the side effects of hormones and the IUD is that your period becomes very light.

From the Mirena insert: "For the first 3 to 6 months, your monthly period may become irregular. You may also have frequent spotting or light bleeding. A few women have heavy bleeding during this time. After your body adjusts, the number of bleeding days is likely to decrease (but may remain irregular), and you may even find that your periods stop altogether for as long as Mirena is in place. Around the end of the third month of use, you may see up to a 75% reduction in the amount of menstrual bleeding. By one year, about 1 out of 5 users may hay have no period at all. Your periods will return once Mirena is removed. If you do not have a period for 6 weeks during Mirena use, contact your healthcare provider to rule out pregnancy."

Take a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. After 2 kids you should however know what it feels like to be pregnant and the chances are very very slim.

Best of luck!
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replied March 7th, 2010
well I haven't had my period either i mean no spotting or anything for about 8 weeks. ive been to doctors and had preggas test and was negative Smile so very happy as i have two kids already. Ive only had my mirena in for 4 & 1/2 months. does anyone think there could be something wrong. No where does it say the mirena would completly cease me period altogether after 4 months.
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replied March 7th, 2010
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Curtis, read the quote from the Mirena insert again: " After your body adjusts, the number of bleeding days is likely to decrease (but may remain irregular), and you may even find that your periods stop altogether for as long as Mirena is in place. Around the end of the third month of use, you may see up to a 75% reduction in the amount of menstrual bleeding. By one year, about 1 out of 5 users may hay have no period at all. Your periods will return once Mirena is removed."
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