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HELP!! Mirena has gone missing...

(37 Posts)
HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 17:53:14

I've had the mirena for 4 months. It's not been agreeing with me- heavy bleeding, headaches, spots, moodiness, weight gain etc so I went to the doctor today and told her how much I hate it so she said I would be best to have it removed.

I stripped my bottom half, let the doctor have a rummage around and then she broke the news that she can't find it sad and I have to be referred to gynaecology now

So could be one of two things

1- It may have come out without me realising, meaning I have been having unprotected sex and could possibly be pregnant

2- it's got lost inside my body

Has this happened anyone else? What happens next??


HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 18:26:22

Nobody? sad

TwoStepsBeyond Tue 03-Sep-13 19:12:15

Bumping for you!

Sorry, my method of choice is mainly abstinence from PIV & crossed fingers, so I'm not much help here, but didn't want your post to disappear, as I'm sure its not unheard of.

Bramblesinforrin Tue 03-Sep-13 19:15:10

Yes. Mine went wandering after an enthusiastic smear test. I had a dr do the internal rummage then was referred on quickly for a scan which located it higher up in the womb - at the top. The medics are happy with that and will leave it there until it needs to come out. Apparently they have a special device thing which will sort it (although given that I needed a general to get the first one in, I think I will push for a general again!). So hopefully all will be well for you.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 03-Sep-13 19:49:51

my strings cannot be found either but I am sure it is still inside. I am getting referred for an ultrasound to locate exactly where it is.

magicstars Tue 03-Sep-13 19:55:17

Yep happened to me! It was gone when I had my 6 week check so the nurse made an urgent referral for me to be scanned but it took about a month for the appointment. Thankfully I wasn't pg. I had an ultrasound, then X-ray. Good luck

HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 19:57:16

Thanks everyone, just wondering if its higher up in the womb, how are they going to get it out? blush

thefemaleJoshLyman Thu 05-Sep-13 22:30:45

Have this too. Went to the Dr today because I couldn't find the strings, neither could she! now have to have a scan and use condoms, yuck. sad

HenriettaPye Fri 06-Sep-13 21:18:51

Hi thefemale, when is your scan for? I'm still waiting for a referral letter to gynocology where I'm assuming I will be scanned!

ilovepowerhoop Fri 06-Sep-13 22:09:25

I am still waiting for my appointment too

alwaysonmymind Fri 06-Sep-13 22:15:26

A family member discovered that hers was missing when she discovered she was pregnant. Shocked is an understatement

thefemaleJoshLyman Mon 09-Sep-13 23:20:22

My scan is next Monday, they have an ultrasound clinic at my GP surgery. Fairly sure that I am not pregnant, did an HPT two weeks ago, no symptoms and no sex since then wink . Dr thnks it is still there but hidiing hmm .

thefemaleJoshLyman Wed 18-Sep-13 23:17:50

Had my scan, mirena still safely there. How will they get it out in 3 years?

TwoStepsBeyond Thu 19-Sep-13 01:10:26

Good news! I'm sure they have their ways, could they not tell you while you we're there?

HenriettaPye Thu 19-Sep-13 11:56:49

Glad they found it, I'm still waiting for an appointment angryangry

ilovepowerhoop Sat 21-Sep-13 20:18:30

my appointment is on Monday at 10am and I have to drive about 30 miles to get to the hospital. I have to have a full bladder so that will be a fun journey!

ilovepowerhoop Mon 23-Sep-13 10:08:33

at hospital waiting for my scan. Think I am going to pee myself if they dont hurry up! Already had to pee as nearly wet myself in the car on the way to the hospital

HenriettaPye Mon 23-Sep-13 11:29:00

Oh let me know how it goes. I'm STILL waiting angry

ilovepowerhoop Mon 23-Sep-13 13:47:49

had my ultrasound and because they couldnt see the coil properly I had to get an x-ray as well. The x-ray shows that the coil is in my pelvis but not necessarily where it is supposed to be. I have to go back to my GP to get a trans-vaginal ultrasound scan arranged to pinpoint exactly where it is. Have been advised to use other contraception in the meantime. The hospital I was at today dont do the trans-vaginal scan so will have to go somewhere else for that. Am tempted to tell them that once they find it they can take it back out!

HenriettaPye Mon 23-Sep-13 13:50:04

Oh dear Ilove, nightmare! I have been using extra protection anyway, just incase!! Do you have to wait for this other appointment to come through now?

ilovepowerhoop Mon 23-Sep-13 14:05:47

the hospital I was at today (30 miles away from home!) will send a report to my gp and then I have to speak to the gp to get them to refer for the trans-vaginal scan. They said it can take up to 2 weeks for the report to get to the gp though.

I think the coil is still working anyway as I have very little bleeding, etc - just dont like the thought of it floating about in there though with no way to get it out again without lots of rummaging about.

HenriettaPye Mon 23-Sep-13 20:27:18

Lucky you only having to wait two weeks- I rang up today to chase my appointment and was told I won't be seen until JANUARY at the earliest!! I'm the same, I do still think it's up there somewhere as little bleeding and I am getting horrendous headaches which is why I need the blooming thing out!!

ilovepowerhoop Mon 23-Sep-13 20:34:10

January - thats ridiculous! Are you being referred by your GP?

ilovepowerhoop Mon 23-Sep-13 20:35:17

p.s. I wasnt referred to Gynae but just to a radiology department at the hospital - they did the scans and then report back to the GP

BabylonReturns Mon 23-Sep-13 20:37:19

Can you not go to your local family planning clinic? I had mine put in there, and though it didn't work for me hello ds1 they do take them out there too?

January seems an awful long time to wait - assuming you're not pregnant?

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