Endometrial Ablation VS. Mirena IUD

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So my Doctor gave me some bless evasive options for my fibroids. The Mirena IUD and Endometrial Ablation. Who has had these, and please give me your experiences. Thank you so much.

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    I've had two Mirena IUD and both came out within weeks of fitting. I continually bled while I had them and they didn't help the fibroids at all. Doc was supposed to do Ablation but can only do if Uterus is a certain size.

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    I tried Morena first helped me for about a month than the bleeding became even worse got even more bloated so I had it taken out. After that did the uterine fibroid embolization which was my savior on 7/26. My bleeding stopped with just having breakthrough bleeding which stopped after my first cycle. first cycle was normal lasted 2-3 days just heavy so assuming that was my body getting rid of the excess blood.

    My second cycle since the procedure will be next week. I'm still tired but I doubt my blood levels are back to normal yet. But otherwise so much better hopefully I never have to use a super or superplus tampon every hour again 😀

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    Hi, I had both and both had short term benefits. With the Mirena I didnt bleed for 9 months then I spotted constantly but it also gave me acne all over my back! I had it in my younger years and it returned wirh a vengeance it took years to settle down again. The ablation for me was great at first it wasn't too painful and recovery was quick, my periods became light but about 2 yea later I began spotting again in between periods and this time I had fibroids making my periods heavier again. I've now had a hysterectomy including ovaries and am period free but also with other complications. I just can't seem to win lol!

    Hopefully it works better for you!

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    I had endometrial ablation and the resection and removal of a submucous fibroid followed by the insertion of a  Mirena coil on 27th May 2016.  I had spotting initially for a couple of weeks but I have not had a period since 3rd May and for this I am pleased.  However, I should say that I have tried the Mirena on 3 previous occasions and it has not always worked for me, use to get breakouts, oily skin, bloating, weight gain, spotting and developed an ovarian cyst, so I have had this device removed 3 times previously!.  On this occassion I believe it was the endo ablation that was successful and the Mirena coil has helped delay any periods but it is still early days.  I have since has UFE on 27th July, this is eventually to help reduce the bulking over time produced by my other 5 fibroids.
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    I had both. First the ablation which went smoothly including recovery. It helped for about two years. Then the Mirena. That too helped for about 2 years. So I wouldn't discourage you from trying them. Both of those are lower risk than the embolism.

    My embolism results are mixed so far. It's been 5 months and I've had one good month. Altho generally speaking it has been an improvement. So I'm hopeful things will continue to improve.

    It's worth noting that when my iud was removed several weeks prior to the embolism that the bleeding became dramatically worse. So I'm positive the iud was helping. Altho maybe not as much as I would have liked at that point.

    Hope this helps and good luck

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    hello juzwiakl had mymomectomy in the past . sorry l never had merna IUD and Endometrial Ablation.
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