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Family planning

Mirena coil removed and horrific pain and bleeding

29 replies

wheresthel1ght · 01/05/2017 19:35

Apologies if TMI but after 4 years of hell and excuses from gp I finally gave up and spoke to our local family planning service who said they would happily remove (yay).

The removal itself was Friday and was really easy and pain free but since I have had debilitating cramps and massive bleeding complete with huge clots. The Dr who did the removal said I may get some spotting. I am saturating super level tampons iness than an hour, remove them and there are clots literally falling out of my body.

Is this normal? I haven't wanted to bug the out of hours service over the bank holiday but wondering if I need to see my gp tomorrow?

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Rainbowsandunicorns88 · 02/05/2017 18:56

That definitely sounds extreme. I had no spotting at all when mine was removed. Has the bleeding settled?

Hawkmoth · 02/05/2017 18:57

Crikey, did you get seen to?

MissCherryCakeyBun · 02/05/2017 19:12

If you have not already done so please call 101 for advice

FellOutOfBed2wice · 02/05/2017 19:20

This happened to me. I ended up phoning 111 and they sent me to A&E. Was given something to slow the bleeding. Bled for a full month after. Horrible.

Rainbowsandunicorns88 · 02/05/2017 19:34

Tranexamic acid slows/lessens bleeding. You can buy it otc from boots

wheresthel1ght · 02/05/2017 22:02

I won't post the pic I took today
In case the gp didn't believe me, but actually they were lovely. She thinks it is nothing to be too concerned about but has prescribed me the trans whatsit acid and I can collect tomorrow.

I feel a bit drained but am otherwise OK. Still getting clots bigger than my fist mind.

If no slowing of it by Friday I have to go back.

Added to getting a blow out on the way home from my volunteering job this evening I am having a great day!

Thanks for the kind replies

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BellMcEnd · 02/05/2017 22:09

Are you still bleeding heavily with clots? If you are, then I'd suggest A&E. Did the GP examine you throughly, do your blood pressure, pulse rate etc? Bleeding this heavily is not normal - it is still blood loss. Just because it's from your vagina does not make it ok.

wheresthel1ght · 02/05/2017 22:21

Bell - wasn't examined it was a triage phone thing this evening. . Yes still heavy and still getting huge clots.

Is it really worth a trip to A&E?

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ShadowsInTheDarkness · 02/05/2017 22:24

Yes OP go to A&E. Right now.

BellMcEnd · 02/05/2017 22:26

YES. Definitely A&E and you shouldn't drive yourself.

Do you have anyone who can take you?

BellMcEnd · 02/05/2017 22:28

Do you feel light headed or faint? How quickly are you bleeding through pads? If it's still one per hour then please call 999.

LostGarden · 02/05/2017 22:35

Clots bigger than your fist? Straight to A & E. In what world is it acceptable to see if bleeding this heavily settles down after several days?

Don't drive yourself and go as soon as possible. Don't put it off, please.

BellMcEnd · 02/05/2017 22:40

I hope you've read this, OP and you're on your way to hospital right now

wheresthel1ght · 02/05/2017 22:46

Other than drained I feel OK. A pad has lasted a couple of hours this evening so am going to leave going to A&E tonight. Will see how I feel tomorrow.

Gp genuinely didn't seem that concerned. Just said if it doesn't slow over next couple of days then ring again and get seen. Td her how fast I was bleeding and size of clots and she wasn't concerned

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Blahblahblahyadayadayada · 02/05/2017 23:33

Gosh, I hope you're ok OP. That much bleeding and huge clots definitely doesn't sound right. What explanation did your GP have for the bleeding?

BellMcEnd · 03/05/2017 06:15

Please please get this properly checked out this morning, where. You need to be properly examined and checked over. From what you've said, you've lost a lot of blood and this is not normal or ok.

Rainbowsandunicorns88 · 03/05/2017 06:32

It's only slower because of the tranexamic acid it hasn't found a cause. It might be an infection from the removal. GO TO A&E

toastyarmadillo · 03/05/2017 06:39

Please go to a&e this is really not normal

wheresthel1ght · 03/05/2017 08:09

Not on the pills yet. The surgery had already closed when she called me so she was emailing it to the chemist for me to pick up today.

She reckons its the effects of the sudden hormone wipe out. Although consulting Dr Google would suggest that actually this is a really common reaction to removal.

1 pad lasted all night so hoping the worst is over!

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Rainbowsandunicorns88 · 03/05/2017 10:26

You're a calmer woman than me; if I saw clots "falling out of my body" I'd be straight to a&e. Hope it's stopped.

Blahblahblahyadayadayada · 03/05/2017 11:41

Even still, you have lost a lot of blood and deserve a proper examination and investigation. How is it normal to bleed like this after a Mirena was removed? You're probably anaemic by now.

Rainbowsandunicorns88 · 03/05/2017 13:46

Please say you've been examined op

BellMcEnd · 03/05/2017 13:58

Agree 100% with the above from Rainbows and Blah

wheresthel1ght · 03/05/2017 14:42

Sorry ladies been at work.

Spoke to a different gp as no appointments again today and they are not worried about the blood loss. Apparently as I haven't been bleeding. For over a week it'd not considered an issue esp as it seems to have slowed.

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Blahblahblahyadayadayada · 03/05/2017 20:44

Wow. That's appalling. You're not bleeding now but it is really disappointing that your GP didn't take the bleeding seriously. This much bleeding isn't normal! I hope you feel better though and wish you a speedy recovery (lots of iron rich food for you, I suppose).

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