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Old 01-12-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Mirena or ablation

Hey, Have to go in for hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsies and my gyne has suggested either inserting mirena coil or doing endometrial ablation at the same time. I suffer from extremely heavy painful periods(suspected endo) and I'm anemic! I've done a little bit of research and found all the usual horror stories on each procedure some Im very unsure which option would be best for me. I know that if either work they are great but no so good if they dont!
The coil worries me due to the side effects it can cause and I dont fancy having 6 months of irratic bleeding (I need to get my iron levels back up asap) and the ablation I believe can cause a lot of pain symptoms afterwards (Im no softy but dont fancy being in more pain than I am now).
Any advice or experiances with either option would be most appreciated.

 
Old 01-13-2013, 03:35 AM   #2
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Re: Mirena or ablation

Hello
i had this done in march 2012, the pain from the surgery took about 2-3 weeks to recover from. Its different for every person. I also had the mirena inserted and have found it to be the best thing ever. I am the type of person to get any and every side effect from medication from antibiotics to the pill. The mirena has caused no issues for me, you need to wait 3-6 months for its full effect, but if you have any problems you can always have it taken out.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #3
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Re: Mirena or ablation

Thanks for your reply.
My main concern with the Mirena is the side effects, Im the same I react to everything! I'm thinking I might just try the coil (though the thought of something being inside me doesn't appeal) I suppose it can be removed whereas the ablation once its done its done and your kind of stuck with the effects if it doesnt work.

 
Old 01-14-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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Re: Mirena or ablation

Thanks for your reply.
My main concern with the Mirena is the side effects, Im the same I react to everything! I'm thinking I might just try the coil (though the thought of something being inside me doesn't appeal) I suppose it can be removed whereas the ablation once its done its done and your kind of stuck with the effects if it doesnt work.

 
Old 03-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Re: Mirena or ablation

i do not recoment the mirena, i had one put in 3 years ago and had nothing not cramping pain after about a year with it. I went though 3 different doctors and finally got a great one. I ended up needing it removed with surgery. it had embeded into me. and my doctor is sure that it was like that for a couple of years.

 
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