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Lindy - posted on 02/27/2010
All of the replies are very normal. You have occassional instances where it can be an irritaion but do keep a very close eye on things. I had it for 11 months and wound up having a hysterectomy (partial). I started having bleeding all the time - only got 4-7 days break between and this started in May of 2009. Luckily I had a Dr. that wanted to find out what was going on so he checked the position - we tried settling it down w/ a couple of doses of the BC Pill - worked for 14 days and then we started all over again - then we did a biopsy checking for pre-cancer and ended up doing a hysterectomy almost 3 weeks ago. I think my prob was a combination of Mirena & hormones but bleeding all the time like I was didn't help the situation either. I am that 1 in how many chances that things can happen too. I am not trying to scare you but I do want to be sure you stay on top of it like others have said. i do have 3 beutiful children - so I do not regret the decision made - I also feel better than I have in years.
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Georgia - posted on 03/01/2010
I got my Mirena 8 weeks after the birth of my son. I had some spotting that day and for a couple days after but none since. I love it! I am on my second Mirena and have not had a single period since I gave birth to my son. I was worried at first about hormones and other problems but the doctor said that if I continue the Mirena I could never have to have a period again through menopause. Anyone else had a similar situation?
Lara - posted on 02/28/2010
Hi I had Mirena in for almost three years. I stopped my periods right away and had some spotting here and there. Everything was great, or so I thought. About 8 months before I decided to have it removed I was getting reoccuring bladder infections, I mean like one a week.. I was miserable.. I called the dr. they told me it could not possibly be the mirena. I was reading on the internet and found other people with the similar problem. I had also gained a boat load of weight after I got it put in and the dr had told me no way was the mirena causing that, or my decreased sex drive. Well needless to say In january a week or two short of three years I decided to have it removed and see if it helped the bladder infections.. It did I have not had one since the removal!! My bladder is very sensitive and it was pressing and making my bladder constantly irritated therefore causing infections. Had it not been for the infections I would probably still have it in I loved no periods and not having to worry about my monthly, but everyone reacts differently. I would definitely recommend it to anyone..
Laura - posted on 02/27/2010
I had the mirena twice, first for 2 years, then for almost 4. I did really well the first time, with just some spotting once in a while. I loved the light to non-existent periods. But the second time I only did well for 2.5 years. I went from having no period to a heavy period and spotting. I was an emotional wreck and I started to really pack on the pounds even though my exercise and eating habits had greatly improved. My DR told me to come see her right away and she removed it. I feel so much better emotionally and phyiscally now that it's gone. There are always pluses and negatives with everything. If it bothers you, get rid of it. It might not get better, but give it 3 months as long as it's not heavy.
I had my Mirena put in August 2009 and bleeded for nearly 4 months (definately not spotting) sometimes more, sometimes less ... almost had it taken out! But its better now, have almost regular periods, but much less bleeding than I used to have before the Mirena! It definately was not a miracle cure for me!
Siobhan - posted on 02/27/2010
I have mine in since feb '06, i had constant spotting for the first 2 months then it stopped and I have had nothing but a change of colour in the discharge every few months. If you are worried about something give your doc a ring ;)
Lori - posted on 02/26/2010
Dominique... It's an IUD
Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing system placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception.
Sharon - posted on 02/25/2010
I had one for about 2 years and it was fantstic! That is untill it moved which caused a lot of pain very heavy bleeding. I was fobbed off by Dr's as they said it couldn't possibly be the coil and all would settle down again. I ended up with a very nasty infection and ended up having it removed because it had enbeded its self . What happened to me doesn't happen very offten, But if you do feel that there is a problem with it dont leave it speak to a sympathetic Health professional who is willing to help.
Nadine De - posted on 02/25/2010
I have had mine for 3 years now and after one year my periods stopped completely I started spotting after the 2 year but very light and once every 4 or 5 months no need to use anything though, but I went to my Gynae and she said it is still in place and all is fine so its going for another year, it is the best thing ever I still get all the PMS every few months for about 5-7 days but no pain and no period I love it!!!
Alicia - posted on 02/24/2010
I had Mirena in for 2 1/2 years, and my periods were just a spotting if anything at all. That was the best thing I got out of it. However the hormones my body couldn't handle, I was passing out. For this same reason I can't take the pill, so now it is being very careful! My hubby isn't so sure he wants a baby #4!!!
Julie - posted on 02/24/2010
i have had a mirena now for 7 years. i get it changed every 3 years and to me it is the best invention on the face of the earth. like you i got nothing for the first 6 months now i get a bit of spotting but compared to a full period with all the pain of labour a little spotting is nothing at all.
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