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What To Expect During an IUD Insertion (ParaGard IUD or Mirena IUD)

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Updated April 07, 2014

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You may have some bleeding and spotting during the first few days after your IUD insertion. This is normal, so there is no reason to worry. If the bleeding is constant or heavy, it may be a good idea to call your health-care provider just to make sure that there is not an infection.

Also, be prepared that your first period after the insertion could very well be heavier than normal. It may also come a few days earlier than expected.

Try to schedule a follow-up appointment after your first period (sometime within 4 to 6 weeks of the IUD insertion) just to make sure that the IUD is still in place.

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