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When can you get the mirena coil fitted? Also a few questions about it.

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CherryPie3 Fri 26-Apr-13 15:39:05

I had my 4th Depo Provera jab on Monday but I was 13 days late with it (hoping I'll still be covered?)

I've never had my jab on time so it's a wonder I'm not bloody pregnant!

This is the reason I'm thinking about the mirena. Can I have it fitted while Depo is in my system? Say the week before my next jab is due?

- How big is it?
- Who puts it in? -
What's the process? (Doctor/nurse/
- Is it free?

I've heard they come out easily, sometimes unnoticed! How common is this? It happened to my friend and she had no idea - was she an odd one?

Anything else I need to consider?

Thanks smile

Dahlialover Thu 02-May-13 11:30:41

I think the perforation rate is under 1 in 1000. With an experienced practicioner, it should be near enough zilch.

I have been trying to find out as I knew someone who had that problem and I was worried about it happening to me. She had to have an op to remove it and got sterilised at the same time.

Tallyra Thu 02-May-13 11:43:16

I have had one fitted 3 times and removed for TTC each time. I don't remember my periods stopping!!!
After no 2 was fitted I had to go back to get the strings trimmed as it was hurting dh, but that's the only problem I've had. I have slight depressive tendencies but not noticed much difference with it without. I have no dcs and never had it inserted during a period. there were cramps afterwards but it wasn't particularly worrisome.

CherryPie3 Thu 02-May-13 12:09:33

Thank you dalia and tallyra smile

It's good to know that it isn't painful for everyone although I think I'll be taking anadin or similar beforehand.

Will I have any side effects from double hormones do you think? My next jab is due mid July but will be on holiday beforehand. So that's why I was thinking of getting it fitted in June. (We travel 30th June).

I don't mind the side effects if it's mood swings etc, I'd just like to warn dh! grin

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