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How long will it take for my period to regular after getting an IUD?

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I have an IUD (inserted about 6 months ago). I'm still experiencing irregular periods and extended spotting between periods. How long will it take for things to get regular again?

When you have a progesterone only IUD inserted you can have irregular spotting and cramping for a period of 3-6 months. But for some it can continue after that point and it could be your new normal with the IUD. I will typically tell patients that if irregular spotting & cramping goes past 6 months they should make an appointment with me and we can investigate together the prolonged symptoms.

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