I know that it is very common to have menstrual bleeding while on Mirena. But I was wondering how common it is for a woman who has been on Depo for 5 years and the Mirena for 6 years to all of a sudden start getting periods again after not having them? I was fine for the past 5 years on my previous Mirena but seem to be having more side effects (decrease sex drive, mood swings, and sometimes painful sex) with this new one. Could it be going from very low progestin to a higher level? Could it be that the nurse or doctor who put it in had to take it out and put it in again because she forgot to feel for where my cervix was when she first put it in? I had the old one taken out in August 2013 and started getting periods again August 2014 (every 25 days or so thus far). I am getting it taken out, I was just more asking out of curiosity and would love to hear what you think. Also what birth control do you think I should go on until my husband and I are ready to start conceiving which will probably be within the year or so?
Ok I have a few questions for you just to make sure we are on the same page so you were on Depot for 5 years then got your first Mirena IUD, did you have that for the full 5 yrs that it is good for? So Aug 2013 when it was removed did you have a brand new Mirena IUD but right back in? That is what I think you are saying and that you are bleeding from this new IUD? The IUD is placed in the ox of your uterus and that is wear the T shape stays and the wire comes down it is not abnormal to have break through bleeding for the first year after a IUD insertion even if it was simultaneously but in with anothe Mirena IUD if you are goinger through a pad a hour you definitely need to consult your health care provider immediately. But if not it is normal. Otherwise your IUD is good up to 5 yrs and if you are wantin good it removed because of bleeding you can get on birth control pills to help regulate your menstrual cycle and stop that break through bleeding but not have to worry about if you miss a pill you can get pregnant. And there are many many other birth control options I can discuss with you feel free to message me anytime I know all about them. I hope I was helpful to you somewhat and this was what you were looking for.
- Mirena Information for Consumers
- Mirena Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirena (detailed)
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