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To ask if anyone has got pregnant with a Mirena Coil?

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Gossipmonster Sun 06-Oct-13 19:19:37

Is this possible? If so how (what went wrong) and how did you realise (with no periods).

Ta smile

frogspoon Sun 06-Oct-13 19:22:21

I know someone who has, and unfortunately it led to an ectopic pregnancy, which resulted in termination. I think she noticed when she developed signs of the ectopic pregnancy (pain, bleeding)

She was quite ill and in hospital for a while, but made a full recovery.

HicDraconis Sun 06-Oct-13 19:25:20

I haven't. However a friend has - nothing went wrong as such, she started to feel pregnancy symptoms, took a test, was positive and then had the mirena removed (fairly early in pg, baby is 18 months now). I've also anaesthetised a few people for termination of pregnancy and removal of mirena at the same time.

The coil can fall out without people realising and not all people with a mirena stop having periods.

ClementineKelandra Sun 06-Oct-13 19:26:21

I did. It was ectopic and found out when it ruptured. The coil was still in the correct place.

Gossipmonster Sun 06-Oct-13 19:30:09


I thought it was supposed to be a 3 pronged attack and stops you ovulating.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 06-Oct-13 19:30:19

are you pregnant OP, i am just wondering why you are asking.

As with all contraception nothing is 100% safe, and yes on the rare occasion you can get pregnant while on the coil.

Eastpoint Sun 06-Oct-13 19:33:59

My friend did. Her son was 13 in July.

ClementineKelandra Sun 06-Oct-13 19:34:06

If you have any suspicion to are pregnant you need to see your gp ASAP.

lessonsintightropes Sun 06-Oct-13 19:37:13

I carried on having periods for the 7 years I had my mirena, no pg but one pg scare (10 days late) which the GP thought was stress related. If you keep on having periods that is normal, some women's don't stop.

ElbowPrincess Sun 06-Oct-13 19:39:38

Yes. they think it slipped out of place. I knew because I had incredibley sore boobs! He is 5 now.

Gossipmonster Sun 06-Oct-13 19:43:35


No I am not pg (I hope).

Have had really sore boobs for a few months and not sure why and dawned on me today last time they felt this sore was when I was pg.

Have had Mirenas on and off for 16 yrs and never had periods on it.

Am sure I am just being paranoid.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 06-Oct-13 19:44:53

Why not do a pregnancy test to put your mind at ease.

ElbowPrincess Sun 06-Oct-13 19:45:48

My boobs ached while I had a mirena, but suddenly they were so sore I couldnt bare to touch them, and taking my bra off made me cry. DH bought me a test when he saw that!

Gossipmonster Sun 06-Oct-13 19:46:31

I will check tomoz to be sure.

Shesparkles Sun 06-Oct-13 19:50:30

Gossip I hope you get the result that's right for you.
I've had a mirena for 14 years (not the same one!), with no periods.
I did have a scare about 4/5 years ago when I had extremely sore and swollen boobs (first sign of pg with me both times), I eventually did a test which was negative. The boobs calmed down over a couple of weeks and I've still no idea why it happened, it hadn't happened before or since.

Gossipmonster Sun 06-Oct-13 19:52:28

Shesparkles that's reassuring thanks!!

I really really do not want to be pg atm ever again.

ClementineKelandra Sun 06-Oct-13 19:52:47

You may get a neg test even if you are because of the coil. You need a blood test.

Tabby1963 Sun 06-Oct-13 20:16:30

I have a mirena and am 50 next month. I guess it is unlikely that I could be that unlucky to fall pregnant at this stage... but I always thought the coil was virtually 100% reliable. I have had sore boobs on and off since I started using the mirena coil (8 years and counting), but no bleeding or spotting, thankfully.

Northernlurker Sun 06-Oct-13 20:18:39

I do. It was not a viable pregancy and was hugely upsetting. It seems the mirena is good at preventing an established uterine pregnancy. That's not teh same as preventing pregnancy altogether. I would never have one tbh.

Madeyemoodysmum Sun 06-Oct-13 20:21:26

My friend got pregnant, her dd is now four. I'm shocked at how many eptopic pregnancyies there are. That's awful.

Gossipmonster Sun 06-Oct-13 20:26:10

I am shocked too.

Coupon Sun 06-Oct-13 20:31:13

No, it worked very well.

It's an extremely effective method of contraception but no method is 100 per cent - even sterilisations can fail.

VintageLace Sun 06-Oct-13 20:33:49

i did.
i didn't know until i contracted and 'gave birth' to the coil and mc fetus in the shower one night.

would never trust it again. but i know some women get on with it.

divegirl77 Sun 06-Oct-13 20:39:24

The Mirena ia roughly as effective as female sterilization. The only form of contraception which is 100% infallible is keeping your legs crossed. Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy if you are unlucky enough to have a pregnancy is something that is well recognized and should be discussed pre fitting.

Northernlurker Sun 06-Oct-13 21:02:03

I don't think that is discussed enough though divegirl and friends of mine have talked about how much the reliability of the mirena is pushed.

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