Fibroids and Mirena IUD

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I have a large fibroid in my uterus and I'm considering the mirena IUD in an attempt to stop my periods. Wondering about other experience that have tried this. I've done a little bit of research and few articles have said that a large fibroid in the uterus won't accommodate an IUD. would love to hear others experience.

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    Hi dear i will not encourage you to fit in a merina coil with large fibrods mine was not fitted in properly due to large fibriods i was only aware a year ago. And you might experience more bleeding removing it can be so painful. Please book to see a gyanecologist for other option.

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    Welcome to the fibroids club..I am getting a pelvic Ultrasound as we speak my GYN suggested hysterectomy and 48 its more than just bearing children for me. Loosing my ovaries means risk for low estrogen production which could lead to osteoporosis. I need to look more into the progesterone and estrogen trail for 6 months to attempt to at least shrink them

    so I have less bleeding and quicker recovery should I choose to have a TAH

    Best Wishes

    Stacey

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    If you still wish to have children then tell your gyne to start you with protaps its early monopause for 6 months to shrink fibriods with injection then you start trying for a baby afterxx

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    i had a large fibroid inside the uterine cavity. i also had a mirena put in it did nothing was no match for the large fibroid causing continuous bleeding. Ask about having it surgically removed using myosure. look at the myosure website to see how it works. I had this done and touch wood i think its fixed the problem

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    I think a lot depends on the size, type and location of the fibroids. I had a Mirena fitted in 2011 after a hysteroscopy and TCRF (transcervical resection) to remove fibroids and she sat there happily for almost 5 years causing no problems whatsoever. I had a light, pain-free, regular cycle too. Then I noticed my periods becoming increasingly heavy and painful, my cycles were getting shorter and I started bleeding in between periods too. I also had a sharp pain that I thought was a bacterial infection - a scan revealed that in fact a huge fibroid was pushing the coil out of my body and it was partly embedded in my cervix. I was surprised as I had been told that Mirena would help keep fibroids at bay (but then it was coming to the end of its 'life cycle'). After another resection and a replacement Mirena, three months later, I had grown new fibroids and pushed the new Mirena straight out of my body. Since then, I've taken matters into my own hands, said no to further drugs, devices and surgery and chosen to address this naturally by changing my diet and lifestyle. Having said that, the Mirena did work for me for 5 years, but it feels as though as my body changes, its needs have changed also, and it is literally 'rejecting' the Mirena. So as others have said here, do your research, look at alternative options and consult with your gynaecologist before making a decision. The benefit of opting for Mirena is that it is reversible (unlike some other interventions), so if you really don't get on with it, you can easily have it removed (or your body will make the decision for you, as mine did).

    Best of luck x

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    Thanks dear removing it after getting a feedback that the size of the fibriods was pushing it out isn't the problem.

    The problem i had was the side effects and pains after removing an object that was used to ones body.

    Bleeding through fibriods can be scary mine comes out in lumps such as oranges ie. cloths.

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    Hi- I used mirena even when it was not approved for fibroids in the USA back in 2006. it worked for me. Kept me from bleeding. BUT, I developed high blood pressure and after about 8 cumulative years of use it Started messing with my A1C. if you want to build your blood count before surgery it is a good idea. Did I mention that the blood pressure became resistant to all first and Second line medications? Tore it out and took my life back. it is very effective though at controlling bleeding.

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