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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 3rd Aug 18, 8:29 PM
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    Mirena coil, R e m o v a l
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    • 3rd Aug 18, 8:29 PM
    Mirena coil, R e m o v a l 3rd Aug 18 at 8:29 PM
    I found the Mirena coil amazing for dealing with heavy periods and the menopause.

    I find it very puzzling there's hardly anything online about what happens after you have it removed?
    Last edited by hollydays; 04-08-2018 at 8:22 AM.
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 4th Aug 18, 1:54 AM
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    Normally it would stay for 5-7 years. At which point it would be replaced with a new one. once you are past the menopause it can be removed, though there is no urgency in getting this done.

    If you find it agrees with you, I don't know why you would not continue.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 4th Aug 18, 7:35 AM
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    Yes past menopause removal is what I'm referring to.
    • mtbbuxton
    • By mtbbuxton 4th Aug 18, 5:00 PM
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    I was told it's absolutely fine for it to stay in situ after menopause - I have no plans to have mine removed and it's been in place for around 10 years.M x
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 4th Aug 18, 9:51 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 9:51 PM
    I'm speaking as someone who's had it removed and wondering what symptoms if any others have experienced.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 5th Aug 18, 12:08 AM
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    I'm speaking as someone who's had it removed and wondering what symptoms if any others have experienced.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    None at all, but I must have gone through menopause while it was in without realising.

    however, it might depend on why you had it inserted / what's causing the heavy periods / why you had it removed. I had mine put in because a scan revealed either a fibroid or a polyp, they couldn't tell which from the scan. IIRC (it's a long time ago!), if it had been a fibroid they'd have removed it, as it was a polyp they reckoned the coil was the best option.

    Since my family was definitely complete (I'd had my tubes tied already!) it wasn't coming out so I could have another baby, so once I'd dealt with the initial very unpleasant symptoms it just sat there. Periods were initially light, and then they just stopped.

    When I eventually had it out, after 10 plus years, no symptoms at all.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 5th Aug 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:12 PM
    When I had my first 2 removed after their 5 year limit I had slight cramps. My current one is in for HRT purposes so will come out after 4 years.

    I take it you have experienced some issue that has prompted this thread?
    • LilTerryWhite
    • By LilTerryWhite 6th Aug 18, 9:09 AM
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    I have it for 3 years and also looking for such information.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 6th Aug 18, 4:52 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:52 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:52 PM
    Yes past menopause removal is what I'm referring to.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    I have it for 3 years and also looking for such information.
    Originally posted by LilTerryWhite
    Are you asking about the procedure itself? Or the after effects of having had it removed?
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 6th Aug 18, 6:16 PM
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    When I had my first 2 removed after their 5 year limit I had slight cramps. My current one is in for HRT purposes so will come out after 4 years.

    I take it you have experienced some issue that has prompted this thread?
    Originally posted by Floss
    Yes , it appears that's it's not an exact science and after removal there could be some reintroduction of menopausal symptoms that it had hitherto controlled eg night sweats.
    I'd suggest to friends They enquire what's the absolute longest time it could be kept in without problems.
    I had heard of women who had problems by not bothering to get it removed.
    • choccyface2006
    • By choccyface2006 6th Aug 18, 6:32 PM
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    I had my Mirena coil out 5 days ago, this particular one had only been in for 15 months but I was having problems with it. It was removed easily and painlessly and I bled slight afterwards. For the last four days I've had hours where I've not bled at all but then very heavy bleeding with clots.

    I'm 44 and not menopausal yet.

    Sarah

    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 6th Aug 18, 10:56 PM
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    Yes , it appears that's it's not an exact science and after removal there could be some reintroduction of menopausal symptoms that it had hitherto controlled eg night sweats.
    I'd suggest to friends They enquire what's the absolute longest time it could be kept in without problems.
    I had heard of women who had problems by not bothering to get it removed.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Trouble is, we cannot give medical advice. We can only say what happened in our case, and that may not be your case. Anyone concerned about possible issues after removal needs to discuss, because as I said some of it will depend on why it was inserted!
    Still knitting!
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    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 2 hats 2 balaclavas for seamen, 1 balaclava for myself ...
    Current projects: Poppies, mohair cardigan pattern arrived and going strong!
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 7th Aug 18, 8:53 AM
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    No problem , I'm in close contact with my docs.
    • busiscoming2
    • By busiscoming2 8th Aug 18, 12:44 PM
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    I've been wondering what happens when it's removed for the last time.

    I'm on my third one which has been in situ for 6 years. I'm 55 now and was told it should be removed after 7 years. How would I know if i have had the menopause? I'm concerned about having it removed in case I start having periods or menopausal symptoms.
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