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Irregular periods / breakthrough bleeding on Mirena coil, is it because I have had it for 4 years?

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Unicornvomit Sun 31-May-09 12:24:40

Have gone from barely noticeable periods to bit of back achey pain, with fresh red bleeding and more frequent periods. had one barely 3 weeks ago, and come on again today.

coil has been in situ for 4 years, so not due to be replaced, but just wondered if this was normal or if a trip to the doc is in order?

thanks x

cheshirekitty Sun 31-May-09 13:12:45

The mirena coil usually lasts for 5 years, but everyone is different, so what may last 5 years in one person may only last 4 in another.

I think you need to see your doc, they made decide it is time to change your mirena.

Hope this helps.

Unicornvomit Sun 31-May-09 13:29:24

ok, thanks.. does this mean it is less efficient as contraception?

will see doc tomorrow ,thank you

Unicornvomit Sun 31-May-09 19:28:04

anyone else x

Unicornvomit Mon 01-Jun-09 11:45:05

have got docs appointment for tomoorow.. asked pharmacist advice who recommended seeing doc ..

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