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Old 02-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Mirena for heavy periods (menorrhagia)

I was told by my family physician to discuss with a gynecologist the possibility of my getting Mirena for menorrhagia (very heavy periods). I am iron deficient anemic which my doctors think is probably caused by my heavy periods, or at least partially caused by that.

Does anyone have any experience with Mirena for this condition? If so, what have been your results?

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Re: Mirena for heavy periods (menorrhagia)

I got Mirena for heavy periods. I got it in September. So far it has totally made a huge difference for me! I used to not be able to leave the house practically for about 3 days! But after about 3 or 4 months I only had about a day or two of spotting and that was about it. I just have basically spotting for a few days and sometimes it's a little irregular but it has cut down so much on the heavy bleeding that I'm relieved! I will tell you my cramps are still bad, like the uterus doesnt like having it in there or something, but I'm just so glad the bleeding is less that I deal with the cramps.

So, in my opinion, definitely give it a try but you have to give it about 4 months or something to get settled. I had it put in during a d&c so I was unconcious when they put it in. I've heard its very painful to put in for women who have never given birth but I didn't feel it cause I was asleep. If you can, see if you can get it done while asleep, that will make it easier.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:30 AM   #3
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Re: Mirena for heavy periods (menorrhagia)

Thanks so much for the reply! I am so glad that Mirena has been helpful to you! I have a gyn consult in early March, then I see my family doc the next day, and I see my hematologist in about two weeks to discuss this with him too.

I heard that they can give an anesthetic for the inserting of Mirena so I would definitely want that because I have never given birth. In fact I have never been sexually active so I bet it may be especially uncomfortable for someone like me.

I'll let you know what happens!

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