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Mirena into menopause?

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Mirena into menopause? I'm 50 and have had bouts of erratic heavy bleeding and clotting that have made me anemic over the past 2 yrs. Progesterone cream helps but every so often is not enough. I'm scared to use Mirena due to negative effects women report. I've started getting some hot flashes, fuzzy thinking and other signs my estrogen is beginning to decrease. MD wants me to use Mirena but I can't find any info for women my age who are trying it. What can I expect if I'm changing over to menopause? When do I have it removed? Can I become progesterone dominant???


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replied March 9th, 2011
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Hello,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
You can discuss about getting started on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) since your symptoms do suggest possibility of menopause. Your hormonal level evaluation will help to confirm this. Consider taking a second opinion about this with another gynecologist. If the ovarian cysts are progressing, consider discussing about alternate treatment and surgical removal of cysts to help control the bleeding. Other causes for prolonged bleeding like endometrial hyperplasia and other hormonal derangements should be ruled out.
Take care.



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