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Tinkerbell

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Life of Mirena
« on: October 12, 2019, 12:46:47 PM »

I had my Mirena fitted 3.5 years ago, at a recent HRT review the GP who i now go to because he listens and prescribes what i ask for, but doesn't seem that clued up, said it lasted 5 years before needing replacing, i thought it was 4 for HRT :-\
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Dotty

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Re: Life of Mirena
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 01:27:01 PM »

Hi I think it’s changed to 5 years now x
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Woodlands

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Re: Life of Mirena
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 02:25:11 PM »

Hi there.
Yeah five years now xx
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Dotty

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Re: Life of Mirena
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 02:55:06 PM »

The IUS (Mirena® coil) contains a small amount of a progestogen hormone which is released gradually. It can be a very useful device during the perimenopause as it has three potential uses - as a contraceptive, a treatment for heavy periods (half of women stop having periods with it) and it provides the progestogen component of HRT. If being used for the latter, it needs changing after 5 years.

Taken from "My Menopause Doctor" website
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Tinkerbell

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Re: Life of Mirena
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 12:58:30 AM »

Thank you both, good news then as though having  it fitted wasn’t too bad I am glad it can wait a bit longer!
I use 3 pumps of Oestrogel plus Vagifem every day, do you think it will still be okay?
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