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Sudden period after 4 years with Mirena coil - anyone had this?

(19 Posts)
Johan03 Tue 19-Apr-16 16:30:47

I have the marina coil and have been gd with it but last year I started getting random bleeds no pattern might have today then nothing for 3-7 days then get deep red like clots of blood/brownish discharge it's driving me crazy as even if there is nothing when I have sex there is blood I have been to doctors twice and had a scan and they tell me it's not due out until nxt year and it'd fine any ideas??

WienerDiva Sat 05-Mar-16 09:28:14

How strange, I had bleeding at the just past 4 years mark (a few months ago now).

I would definitely say go to the GP as upon further investigation, it looks like mine has moved and is now clinging for dear life by one arm on scar tissue from my c-section!

I've only had one bleed though and I'm assured that this is very rare, but do get checked out.

JulzARusell Wed 24-Feb-16 20:54:08

Hi. I've had Mirena for over 3 years and loved loved loved it. Best thing I ever did. I had a smear at the end of last Autumn. Since then each month I've had a bit light spotting a bit niggly pain. Now a full on red blood period. I'm gutted! I'm wondering if it's running out. Or if it's just the smear that's caused it. Also I'm a bit worried it's moved. Anyone have any ideas.

TweedAddict Sun 24-Jan-16 22:45:54

Id be doing a pregnancy test as my first port of call. Yes you can become pregnant on the coil

redheadbloopers Sun 24-Jan-16 22:35:33

My daughter has had the Mirena coil for coming up to three years now (she was 18 and is now 20) and over the last few months she has had bleeding, cramps- today they were really bad, she felt dizzy and had to take Feminax for the first time in years- and we're wondering if something might have happened, if the coil might be running out. She's on a trip to London tomorrow and the bleeding is brown blood and really quite heavy, not quite enough to need a pad yet but not far off. Does this settle down again?

camberwellmummy84 Fri 20-Nov-15 11:11:57

I'm so glad to have come upon this thread!

I too have the coil and have had no bleeding for almost 3 years and today suddenly have started light bleeding. Definitely going to go see my go, the cramping and heavy feeling is something I haven't had in a while! 😯

sarahbrand69 Tue 27-Oct-15 21:41:32

So glad to read this thread! Not bled for 4 years and all of a sudden got a period. Will be speaking to the well woman clinic tomorrow. It's knocked me for 6 today. Good job I have a teenage daughter or I would have been running to the shops

Masher68 Fri 11-Sep-15 21:55:33

I've had the mirena coil for about 6 and a half years, first one changed after 5 years. Had the odd spotting here and there over the years, but nothing to be concerned about. Since the middle of August I have had two bouts of bleeding/dark brown discharge lasting between 3 and 7 days. Tonight I have started bleeding again, this time bright red. Anyone else had a similar experience, should I be concerned?

ClaireAnne26 Fri 14-Aug-15 08:45:15

I've had the Marina Coil in for the last two years. Everything has seemed fine, no problems up until 3 months ago when I started to spot bleed. Each month it seems to get a little heavier and the pain a little stronger. I went to my doctor who said they will send me for a scan to see what position the coil is in and if it's still there. The doctor has assured me it's still there but it's just to check and I know it's still there as I can feel it when you shouldn't be able too. I've loved the marina coil and always had positive things to say about it. I just hope they can sort out the problem and stop the periods again

erica1973 Sun 21-Jun-15 21:46:10

Hi iv had the marina coli 4 half years due to be changed 2016 iv had no problems with it no bleeding but this weekend im bleeding really heavy anyone help plz .

glamourbadger Tue 25-Jun-13 09:50:01

I've started a Mirena fan club. We need a Facebook page! Agree, Googling medical issues is dangerous. I am still traumatised after image searching to identify 'armpit rash' - made me wish I could 'unsee' something.

Discovered period at dinner with husband's work colleagues wearing sheer dress. 14 year old girl moment! Had to wrap cardigan stylishly around bottom.

Thanks for advice, have a docs appointment - will ask for a scan.

Lovemynailstoday Tue 25-Jun-13 08:00:30

Nothing to add except I love mine too! My doc told me never to google as you only find the problems, not the success stories. We should start a Mirena-we-love-you thread! Seriously, though, I hope you get it sorted and maybe it's just a one off break through bleed?

Yep mine were brilliant too - I never had to pay for tampons or worry about periods at all basically. Now I'm happily pregnant but I'll go back to it when I need contraception again.

RedBushedT Mon 24-Jun-13 17:44:51

I love mine. It's made a huge difference to my previously extremely heavy periods.
when I had mine checked by the nurse, she couldn't see acting wrong. It was only when I had an ultrasound scan that it was obvious it had slipped. So if the GP days all is fine and your not convinced, do ask for a scan. I was told it was sitting too low to be effective against pregnancy shock so I was glad my GP had referred me on! Hope you get it sorted soon

glamourbadger Mon 24-Jun-13 15:08:48

Thanks for all your comments - much appreciated. I've made an appointment with my GP, after reading this I think it's worth getting it checked.

The Mirena coil gets so much bad press! It's worked so well for me, would highly recommend. So many women must get put off by the scary posts you read everywhere!

RedBushedT Sun 23-Jun-13 10:52:38

my coil moved after 18 months and I had heavier periods, twinging pains and bleeding after sex.
Worth getting it checked out if it continues
Had to have mine removed and a new one popped in, was no hassle smile

Maybe just the hormone levels depleting? I had three consecutive Mirenas over 15 years. The first one I had no periods, the second two I did but they were very light - no need for a tampon, just spotting really, but I was ovulating. Maybe your lucky years of not ovulating have passed?

LIZS Sun 23-Jun-13 10:46:09

yes it can happen as the hormone level reduces. With my 1st I had a couple of months with bleeding etc then it went back to normal for a year or so.

glamourbadger Sun 23-Jun-13 10:35:30

I've had a mirena coil for 4 years and it's been brilliant - no side effects, no periods (no babies!). I've had a bit of hormonal weirdness over the past month - dark patches appearing on my forehead, sore boobs and suddenly last night my period started with bad cramps.

Has this happened to anyone else? I've had a good Google but mainly just horror stories - it's difficult to find any proper info. I don't think it's moved or come out as I presume the period would be a lot heavier (they were fairly horrific pre coil).

Appreciate any thoughts if this has happened to anyone else.

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