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Mirena Coil: Strings keep disappearing amongst other issues(4 Posts)
Had the mirena fitted around 7 weeks ago.
Doctor told me that the likelihood of me getting side effects was minimal as the hormone release is so low. I do not respond well to hormones but need treatment for suspected enometriosis, v heavy periods and severe PMS (as in depressed and angry every single month!). So far however, I've had a ton of issues:
Firstly, my strings disappeared so I went back to the gp who fitted it and she told me I have a flap of skin concealing the strings and "not to worry about it."
I thought you should be able to feel them? What if it fell out? I would never know.
Secondly, I had 4 weeks of severe bleeding which has now subsided (thank goodness) but I could see clumps of what can only be described at uterine tissue. I have had an iron test and all was fine so sent on my way. But I was exhausted for around 4 weeks and felt absolutely awful.
Thirdly, I believe the coil has given me oral thrush! I seem to get this when I take oral contraceptives (never any other time). I thought I'd be fine with the mirena after what the doctor told me so can't understand why I have this? Ive also had a few migraines, picked up more colds than I usually do and felt generally blerugh. I've also felt a little low and anxious.
I don't want to rush to get it removed, as I don't know what other treatments I could use, however I'm a bit concerned about how this is affecting me. And surely its not particularly safe if I can't feel my strings?
I had sex with DH 2 days ago and can tell that I am now ovulating. I'm absolutely terrified that the coil may have been dislodged without my knowledge and I could get pregnant. DH would be furious if I were to fall pregnant again as he was worried about having sex when I can't feel the strings, but I told him the gp said it was fine. As I'm now ovulating, I'm questioning myself and feeling v anxious.
What would you do?
Talk to your GP. It will be fine, you're just getting used to it
The "uterine tissue" -- did it look like raw liver? If so, that's just blood clots.
Not quite as dark as that. More like large pink fleshy lumps that you pass when you've just had a baby (sorry tmi). I did wonder if my body was ridding itself of extra endometrial tissue.
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