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  1. Jennifer Vetri

    GAH, it’s me again! I meant to also ask you if you suddenly had bleeding from your IUD after about a year of having it? And did the doctor/s say it was because it migrated deeper into your uterus?

  2. Jennifer Vetri

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your story!! I just had an IUD placed one month ago and had my one month check for my doctor to make sure the strings are still in place (they are). She gave me the Liletta IUD with hormones. I originally was thinking of getting a copper one also because I didn’t want any hormones due to gallstones! Note: my gallstone/gallbladder saga is a whole other story (!) but the gist of it is: had my first baby in July 2016, had first gallbladder attacks early September 2016 which was also about 1 week after getting back on my birth control pills (the kind I had taken since I was 17; I turned 32 this past December), attacks went away and I didn’t figure out what they were until mid October when they came back. This resulted in a gallbladder removal and then just 1 week later, an endoscopy to remove some bile duct stones. (All this after a C-section in July).

    Anyway, I have been okay since then (late October) and my previous GYN doctor told me that he thinks the gallstones were caused by the pregnancy itself, because of all the extra hormones a pregnancy brings. After going through so much in a short period of time, I was petrified of anything happening again and started researching. . . and decided I didn’t want to take birth control pills. Also during the gallbladder saga, I found out I have a hemangioma in my liver (a small one – at least that’s what they think it is) so another reason I don’t want to take BCPs. So when I went to my current GYN a month ago, she said an IUD is a great choice and she recommended the hormonal one so my periods wouldn’t be so bad, like they would probably be with the copper one. She assured me that that hormone amount is very little and that it mostly stays WITHIN the uterus and that very little enters the bloodstream. I trusted her and I have read the same. So anyway, it’s been 1 month and I like it so far. I had about 8 days of heavy bleeding which started 1 week after insertion; it seemed like my period though but I can’t be sure! I have had zero bleeding/spotting after that! She told me this is normal and fine so I am doing my best to trust her word.

    I am sorry for rambling but my main question is how long have you had gallstones and what do you think caused yours? Do you still have your gallbladder, and which type of liver issues do you have? I’m curious because I feel like you would understand where I am coming from with being nervous to take anything hormonal. All of my most recent blood work on the liver and pancreas came back normal (it was high when I was having the issues) and my doctors see that as everything being fine, but of course I still worry!

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to read this. I appreciate it! And wish you good luck with everything 🙂 🙂

    • Oh my goodness, what a health hazard you’ve had since pregnancy. I am glad your test come back normal now! I believe my gallstones started from pregnancy, they act up some times, but I haven’t had it removed. There is no need to… yet. According to doctors. So I shall keep holding on to mine for now. My liver issues are from a private matter… I may share one day, but nothing that would be affected from hormones. Hormones don’t agree with me and make me cranky and sick. I didn’t ever suddenly start bleeding, my periods were extremely heavy all the time and I was always feeling pain. I was told my first few cycles would bring more blood and cramps. It lasted more than a few months. If your periods continue to be heavy and last 8 days, I would go back to your GYN and discuss if it could be a cause. I’m not a doctor, I wish I was! Then I could stop worrying and know some cold hard facts on what is going on with my own body! Haha. I defintely suggest going back, no matter how many times you are sent away with your Dr saying everything is fine. If it doesn’t feel right, it may not be right. Take care of your body, it’s your only one. And that is what doctors are there for, to help take care of it. 🙂 I wish I could be of more help. Good luck and have fun with your family, One is such a fun age!

    • Oh my goodness, what a health hazard you’ve had since pregnancy. I am glad your test come back normal now! I believe my gallstones started from pregnancy, they act up some times, but I haven’t had it removed. There is no need to… yet. According to doctors. So I shall keep holding on to mine for now. My liver issues are from a private matter… I may share one day, but nothing that would be affected from hormones. Hormones don’t agree with me and make me cranky and sick. I didn’t ever suddenly start bleeding, my periods were extremely heavy all the time and I was always feeling pain. I was told my first few cycles would bring more blood and cramps. It lasted more than a few months. If your periods continue to be heavy and last 8 days, I would go back to your GYN and discuss if it could be a cause. I’m not a doctor, I wish I was! Then I could stop worrying and know some cold hard facts on what is going on with my own body! Haha. I definitely suggest going back, no matter how many times you are sent away with your Dr saying everything is fine. If it doesn’t feel right, it may not be right. Take care of your body, it’s your only one. And that is what doctors are there for, to help take care of it. 🙂 I wish I could be of more help. Good luck and have fun with your family, One is such a fun age!

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