Q: I am bleeding on the Mirena, Nexplanon, or Depo.  Is this normal?

A: It is very normal to bleed with any of these forms of birth control.  It can take your body 3-6 months to adjust to a normal cycle.  Breakthrough bleeding is to be expected with Depo injections.  We can prescribe medications if you are still bleeding after 3 months.


Q: I am having pain since I got my IUD/Mirena?

A: It is common to experience pain or discomfort after an IUD insertion.  Take Tylenol or Ibuprofen until the pain subsides.  If you experience pain after 8 weeks, contact our office.


Q: I missed my pill last night.  What should I do?

A: Simply take two pills tonight.  If you miss more than 4 days in a row, you should take additional birth control measures for the remainder of the cycle.


Q: I just changed birth control and my cycle is not regular.  Can I get something different?

A: We understand your frustration.  You should allow at least 3-6 months for any new birth control to regulate your cycles.


Q: When after surgery can I have sex?

A: You should refrain from sex until after your post op appointment.  The timeframe depends on the type of surgery you had.  Your physician will give you instructions at time of surgery and post op visit.


Q: I didn’t get a call about my lab/pap smear results.  How long does it take?

A: Patients are not contacted with normal results.  Patients should register for the Patient Portal to retrieve results.  The Patient Portal can also be used to contact us with questions or requests for refills.  Blood results are usually available within 2-3 days.  Pap smear results and other pathology studies can take 7-10 days.


Q: When can I have sex after my colposcopy/LEEP procedure?

A: Do not insert anything into your vagina for 2 weeks.