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

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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.

Bexterw21 Sat 11-Nov-17 12:31:08


Had mine removed after 6 yrs so I could have it replaces with another for hrt with patches. Came out easy but they couldn't get the replacement In. So I was put on duo hrt pill. And tablets to stop bleeding while I waited for new appointment. 6weeks later different doc said I'd be better on patches, stop tablets that are stopping bleeds and see how I feel. As at 51 I could be through the menapause. 10 days later I feel lousy. Heavy bleeding, cramps ,back ache, tearful. It's like 6 yrs ago again 😕😢 what to do?

Bexterw21 Sat 11-Nov-17 12:29:42


Had mine removed after 6 yrs so I could have it replaced with another for hrt with patches. Came out easy but they couldn't get the replacement In. So I was put on duo hrt pill. And tablets to stop bleeding while I waited for new appointment. 6weeks later different doc said I'd be better on patches, stop tablets that are stopping bleeds and see how I feel. As at 51 I could be through the menapause. 10 days later I feel lousy. Heavy bleeding, cramps ,back ache, tearful. It's like 6 yrs ago again 😕😢 what to do?

Turquoise8968 Tue 17-Oct-17 23:37:00

Hi, ive had 3 maruna coils fitted, had this latest one in for 12 months. Never had a period in all the years I've had them fitted, so was worried when 3 weeks ago I had bleeding, it only lasted a day, then 2 weeks later another day of bleeding. Worried, made appointment to see my GP. She said shouldn't be having bleeding after 3rd maria and said it needed investigating. She game me internal examination, said all looked fine, said I could have a scan to see if marina in correct position. I have further bleeding another 3 days later, not sure what's going on. I'm 49, wondering if it's because I'm approaching the menopause? Anyone else has a similar experience?

Shaz2003 Fri 13-Oct-17 21:11:57

Hi everyone,i had marine coil fitted in april2017.Thats my second marine coil i really happy ,but the problem is that last month i’ve got small brown spotting but this month no period😕 is that dangerous or any side effects??i’ve chec pregnancy but thats god no pregnancy but worried about side effects.Please somebody help

cushioncovers Mon 26-Dec-16 12:07:05

My mirena coil 'ran out' after about 4 years and I started bleeding. Had a new one put in and it all stopped again.

HardcoreLadyType Mon 26-Dec-16 11:49:49

I fell pregnant in the mirena coil. I had all the usual (for me) pregnancy symptoms (stuffy sinuses, metallic-y taste in my mouth) but it didn't twig that I might be pregnant, until I started bleeding. I did a test, and found I was. I had a couple of extra scans to make sure all was okay. Aside from a couple of sessions of bleeding in the early days, all was fine with the pregnancy. The mirena was embedded in the placenta when DS was born.

I was a big mirena fan, and in fact I had another one put in place after DS was born.

Toria101 Mon 26-Dec-16 11:41:46

Hi all , newbie here
I'm experiencing similar stuff I've been on the coil 4 years I've had the odd spotting here and there, when ever I try and look for information it's always horror stories you come across.
My coil is amazing I've had no periods at all since I had it inserted, but now I'm starting to experience bad cramps and Ovulating , aswell as a off putting smell when due on aswell as headaches but other than that I would recommend the coil to others. My question is how do you keep track of ovulation if your not bleeding. fsmile

galaxygirl45 Thu 18-Aug-16 22:44:05

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.

mangomay Tue 16-Aug-16 20:22:51

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!

Sarah15250 Wed 27-Jul-16 18:57:46

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.

JackandDiane Tue 12-Jul-16 02:34:11

Two days of bleeding. Not even a period here. In the middle of the cycle of the coil too

bonniec Sun 12-Jun-16 13:55:39

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?


may12394 Thu 09-Jun-16 17:44:04

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!

Raquers84 Wed 18-May-16 15:00:54

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

Raquers84 Wed 18-May-16 14:57:41

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??

BG2015 Mon 16-May-16 08:06:07

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.

alderton12 Sun 08-May-16 09:06:43

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 smile

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?

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