Does the Mirena Coil help with Endometriosis?

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Last week at my Gynae appointment, where I had a cervical polyp removed, I was offered the Mirena coil for Endometriosis. I'm struggling to make a decision. If it would help with the pain I would love to have it. However, I am very anxious about having it placed in my uterus. I had a coil fitted many years ago and felt awful afterwards.

There's a few issues I have. I experience hormonal migraines (for up to 10 days in a row). WIll it help them or make them worse? Having the polyp removed has caused a local flare up. I'm in a lot more pain than usual. Having the coil placed is far more aggressive than having a polyp removed. Will I be able to deal with the pain of it being inserted and the initial symptoms of local inflammation. In both my pregnancies I was admitted to hospital with early contractions as my uterus does a brilliant job at trying to expel what is in it. This makes me wander if it is even worth trying.

I don't want to give up on the offer of being in less pain. But, I don't want to make any of my symptoms worse. I would be very grateful to hear your experience with the mirena coil and how it affected your symptoms. Thank you.

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    I had the mirena 3 & a half years ago whilst having a laparoscopy to remove a blanket of adhesions on my organs.

    The heavy bleeding stopped almost immediately but I did have spotting for about 9 months.

    I would say be patient & it’s definitely 100% worth it.

    The intense back, stomach & hip pains disappeared immediately. I’m not sure if that was due to the adhesions being cut away or the mirena.

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    Good day. I had my appointment to my gyne last week and he offer the merina to me. I'm suffering to endomitriosis and i hate all the symptoms i had. She said it will help if i have merina inside. I need to make a decision.

    Last year i had a Hysterectomy. They take my left ovary out and they didnt take my fibroids in my uterus because it can affect my bowel. I dont want another hysterectomy.

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    Hello, 

    Was just wondering if you went ahead with your mirena in the end? How did you find the procedure and how are you now? 

    Like yourself, I also have Endo, weirdly I also had the same experiences during pregnancy I.e early contractions which resulted in my little boy came early and have suffered with migraines from a young age. I’ve spent all night reading up on side effects etc. And I think I’ve scared myself. But at the same time, I can’t take another day of the pain or bleeding. 

    Would be ever so grateful if you could share your experience x

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