I have had my mirena for almost 6 years now. I still have the normal monthly period side effects but no period. What are the side effects of not having it removed?
1 Nov 2010
I am 4 years into my second Mirena. My doctor had to cut the string short on the first one (and my second) because it cut my boyfriend. Since he cut the string so short he could not pull it out in his office. He tried and I was in excruciating pain. It was floating around in my uterus and he couldn't catch it. I had to go to the hospital and be put under. My insurance doesn't cover any birth control (I work for a Catholic hospital). However, my doctor was able to get my insurance to pay for the removal and the anesthesia because he wrote a letter to the insurance company that I could get a severe infection if I did not get it removed at the 5 year mark. They agreed to pay. If my insurance company accepted that reason I would believe it to be true. My doctor wasn't making up what he wrote in his letter. He told me that it could cause infection before I schelduled the "surgery".
Also, I would think that since it does release hormones that probably they stop getting released at sometime around the 5 year mark and that's why they remove them. If it stops releasing the hormones there is a chance you could get pregnant. If that happens then it is very possible that the device will cause issues with the baby like miscarriage, etc. If I were you I'd get it removed and have another put in. My doctor said I could use as many as I needed all the way through menapause. I'm 35 now. Hope this helps! Good luck!
- Mirena Information for Consumers
- Mirena Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirena (detailed)
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