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how long can you have mirena coil before removal?

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i have had the mirena coil now for 7 years, for heavy periods how long can you have it before it needs to be removed, i am 51 now and i think i am through the menopause now.
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replied September 5th, 2011
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Mirena is often used in the lead-up menopause to control the erratic and sometimes heavy menstrual flow (or should I say flood Sad). The hormones will wear off in about 5 years. So for the last 2 years it did not give off any hormones in your body.

Speak to your doctor. It is normally a simple office visit to take it out again.

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