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Family planning

Mirena Coil sitting too low

8 replies

wobblychops · 09/04/2018 10:07

I had the Mirena Coil fitted in January 2018 to lighten excessive bleeding. To date I have had 21 plus days of constant bleeding every month, pain and feeling very uncomfortable. Visited my GP twice in a week, they did the 6 week string check to ensure they were in the correct position. (one GP could not see the strings to heavy bleeding, the other said she could see the strings and they looked in the correct position). Today I had an ultrasound scan, the sonographer informed me that the Mirena Coil was far too low and would be inaffective for contraception. I'm literally having to sit down with one leg underneath my bottom to reduce the pain and irritation. Has anyone else experienced cramping pain and constatnt bleeding and feeling so irritated?

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dementedpixie · 09/04/2018 10:54

Are they going to remove it and put another in?

Taytotots · 09/04/2018 11:00

I did have bad cramping and some irritation but then mine came out by itself after one month so that was why! Apparently quite unusual. Aren't they just going to remove yours and try again?

dropje · 09/04/2018 11:02

I sympathise! Had the coil and just bled. Then after 4 months of perseverance my body rejected the coil. This was a most unpleasant experience even for my husband to witness. In hindsight all I can say is listen to your body. If it feels wrong get it removed and look for an alternative. I've had nothing but trouble with it.
Ended up using Cerelle pill which is fabulous. No periods at all and personally no side effects. Good luck.

GreyCloudsToday · 09/04/2018 11:06

Yes, and I got pregnant so definitely use a backup method while you're waiting for it to be removed!!

bunbunny · 09/04/2018 12:25

There was somebody in the paper the other day who was having such bad problems with it she needed several operations to remove it, and the bleeding was getting so bad that she nearly bled out...ShockSad

Worth getting it well and truly sorted!

wobblychops · 09/04/2018 15:21

I'm not sure, the hospital said just speak to your doctor who put it in. They are unavailable as per usual so going to a clinic tomorrow to have it removed. I can't even sit down it's that irritating.

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wobblychops · 09/04/2018 15:23

I had mine put in to lighten bleeding, but it hasn't helped and now it's trying to work it';s way out. I'm not having another one.

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bonzo77 · 09/04/2018 15:27

Whoah! It needs out and urgently. I had a copper coil that moved to the wrong position that eventually gave me sepsis.the pain and tiredness sounds familiar, even prior to the sepsis. Though in hind sight the really overwhelming need to sleep was the early stages of sepsis (about a week before I ended up in hospital). It’s also possible you have become anaemic due to the bleeding, which would make you feel tired. Probably best to get tested for this too.

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