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Sudden period after 4 years with Mirena coil - anyone had this?(29 Posts)
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.
I think I am on my 4th one now, I've had them so long!! I was referred for a hysterectomy at 32 following 2 c sections and horrible scar tissue but this coil literally was the best thing imaginable. I do find they last about 4 years with no bleeding at all, then i get random spotting leading onto more regular ovulation and periods although they are nothing like the awful flooding i used to get before. I know that when I need a proper sanitary towel and not just a liner that I need to get it changed. Incidentally, I just go in and get mine done when it needs it, they don't ever seem to question it or how long its been in. I think they last for 5 years maximum if you're lucky.
I had light spotting 4 years after having my Mirena in. I had mine changed 9 months after it was supposed to because I lost the card they gave me when I had it fitted, but still didn't fall pregnant luckily. Apparently it's still effective against pregnancy for a good while after the 5 years. Mine had turned on its side so had to have it removed in hospital which was painful and annoying, but had a new one fitted straight away and no real periods. However, with this second one I still get light spotting, and more recently, pretty bad cramps for a few days before. Bad enough to take painkillers, which isn't something I do lightly. I guess it's just one of those things, it does it's real job of preventing pregnancy, stopping your period is just a good side effect I suppose!
I am the same am in my second coil this one been in for 2 years and had no periods to start over last 6 months had spotting brown discharge also after sex went to toilet and was bleeding looking at all the other comments looks like this is common but have got an appointment to see my gp as its getting me down having the spotting.
My last coil was great up until the last year and had spotting also.
Two days of bleeding. Not even a period here. In the middle of the cycle of the coil too
how odd! i seem to be having the same as a lot of you. ive had the merina for about 4 years and the last two months i've had a very light period, enough to need a small pad . i've had spotting throughout the 4 years but not lasting a whole week. also throughout the 4 years i often have a little bit of blood after making love - even though theres been no spotting for the days before. then i spot for a few days after making love.
ive been to the docs twice and now referred for an ultrasound.
i had similar probs bleeding after sex 5 years ago which is why they advised me to get the coil in the first place! its not pleasant!
one suggestion of the gp is i may have a ectropian cervix which can cause light bleeding after sex. anyone got any experience of this?
I've had my mirena for 4 years now, over the last week i've had brown discharge and nausea/heartburn, should i be worried?
my periods stopped 6months into my coil and i haven't had a single problem since!
Should add my periods have always been pinky/brown discharge type periods sorry for to much info normally last 5ish days but this time it lasted only 2/3 days thanks
Hiya new to sight but hopefully you can help me. I've had the merina in for just over 4 years had regular light periods all the way through but this month my period came 10 days early which I was surprised at then I started getting the early pregnancy symptoms my stomach is really bloated and I feel sick anyway I checked the for the strings on my coil to find it felt much shorter than normal I went to the doctors who examined me and she said she could really see the string I told her bout it being shorter than normal she took urine sample and booked me in for a scan well the urine test came back negative but I don't know if it's my body playing tricks on my but I really feel pregnant I have to wait till 7th June for a scan to see what's going on anyone had the same experience? how accurate are the urine tests the doctors send of to labs for??
I had my coil in in November 2014 ( previous one was taken out in Jan as it had 'got lost') I wasn't going to have another one as I was single but then I met someone and my periods were so heavy I decided to try the Mirena again.
This one has been brilliant, no periods, just a bit of breast tenderness now and again until a week ago when I stood up and felt a gush - bright red blood and I've been bleeding all week on and off. The period pains are terrible, I was in agony during the night. I'm 47 not 17 so not used to this.
I'm going to get it checked out.
Hi guys, I have had my Coil for nearly 3 years iv had periods all through all be it lighter.... But since April 11th iv had 2 periods I'm still bleeding now 10days later, iv been doctors and she couldn't see anything because of the bleeding I have to go back Wednesday for another check, she has said she isn't concerned ect but I am so worried what could be going on.... It's a tad heavier then spotting now and normal period cramps, has anyone else had this happen to them?? Could it be hormonal and the coil please help
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??
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.
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.
Id be doing a pregnancy test as my first port of call. Yes you can become pregnant on the coil
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?
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! 😯
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
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?
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
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 .
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.
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.
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 so I was glad my GP had referred me on! Hope you get it sorted soon
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!
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