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Family planning

more mirena questions

4 replies

Hattie11 · 21/02/2012 21:38

I had a mirena fitted 5 mths ago. Neither me or xp could find the strings told the doc at 6 weeks she checked and said they were there.

Am I the only one that can't find the strings themself?

How long does it take to settle periods? I've had less heavy periods but they last longer including a few days of yucky brown discharge and lots of crampy period pains which get worse each month. I never used to suffer from period pains before! So right now I'm not feeling to happy with the coil will it get better?

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timetosmile · 21/02/2012 21:41

Lots of people can't feel the strings..if your GP or nurse has seen them, that's fine!

Sometimes you can get a (non-sexually transmitted) mild infection associated with the coil...getting a swab done at your local surgery can check for this....worth doing even if you had swabs done prior to insertion.

Have a look on the NHSchoices website too

Hattie11 · 21/02/2012 21:45

Ok I will do thank you.

Is it normal to have worse period pains than ever before?

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timetosmile · 21/02/2012 21:48

I don't think it's unheard of.
Have you got a 'helpline' number on the card you should have been issued at the time of insertion..they're worth a try too.

QED · 21/02/2012 21:52

I have never been able to feel my strings - but am pretty sure they are doing what they should be.

I think periods can be completely different for different people - I don't get them although have some brown spotting type blood occasionally. Have PMT type stuff a day or so before this happens sometimes. Have had some excrutiating pains occasionally (doubling up in pain etc) but that is v rare for me luckily.

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