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It was nice reading the above storys, as I have been so worried. I had my coil fitted 9 months ago, I have not stopped bleeding, a few times I have been over to the dr's and they keep saying bear with it,, it can sometimes take up to 9 months to a year to work. Well enough was enough, I wanted it taken out.
I phoned the family planning clinic and got an appointment that morning, the nurse could not find my strings, she tried a few times, lucky the gyno dr was there, so I saw him and he couldnt find my strings, bless him he tried for ages, but with no luck. It was a little painfull, but to be honest I was so stressed out and didnt relax. I went back the next day and he injected me to numb me, still a little painfull and he tried to get into my womb, but couldnt, but still couldnt find my strings/coil. I have been so worried thinking where is my coil, and reading horry storys on the net, went into panic. He said maybe it could have fallen out? that I dont no, I hope it has fallen out, but yes i am worried where it could be. After reading your storys it has made me feel better. Im booked in on monday Private to see a gyno and im going to ask about a scan and removeal. I just hope he can find it.
Thanks ladys for writing things like this on here, it really does help.
05/02/2014 at 14:08
I am currently waiting to have mine taken out. The nurse practitioner has tried twice to do it and said she couldn't find it and referred me for a scan. I've just had the scan and the coil is exactly where it should be so obviously the strings have been cut too short. I have just contacted the doctors to make an appointment for them to 'have another go' which I am dreading and they have said it won't be for another month yet as there is a waiting list and then they probably won't be able to get it out and then I will have to be referred to Gynae and have an op to get it out..........I just want the thing out now as its been in for 5 years and I have been having sore boobs, tummy & back ache and was told that this could be because the hormones this particular coil gives off could be wearing out ( although you are still protected from pregnancy). I asked the nurse practitioner if maybe she could have a doctor with her when she tried for the third time so they could help, to which she replied she was the only person qualified to do it!! I will never have another one!
11/02/2014 at 11:45
As suspected, went for my third coil removal attempt today without success. Not really sure why they even bothered to try really as its not like the strings were going to grow longer since the last attempt! Anyway am now being referred to Gynae who will also attempt to take it out in a month or so and if that fails, I will have to have an operation to have it removed..............nightmare.
03/04/2014 at 19:00
03/04/2014 at 19:18
I had a very similar situation. I really hope it goes ok for you!
12/05/2014 at 16:06
Well, a different experience here. i'm 45 and had the merina coil in for 7 years. have hit menopause early and blood tests show that i am no longer and have been taking HRT for 2 years now. I've had no problems at all with the coil in 7 years but it seemed pointless to keep it in if infertile so had it removed 6 days ago. After 2 days i got a couple of spots but didnt relate it to the coil but then, on day 4, i woke up to find HUNDREDS of puss spots all over my face - the AGONY!!! they're in my eyebrows, eyelids, bridge of my nose and my cheeks are covered. i cant go to work, school, shops anything. even my gorgeous kids and hubby are struggling to look at me. I went to the docs this morning (a different doctor as the other doctor who did the removal was not available). After writing off food allergy and make-up allergy i suggested that it could be the coil removal and she agreed it probably was that although she hadnt come across it before (i think she's about 23!). Anyway, she prescribed antibiotics so we'll see what happens. I've spent hours trying to research 'merina coil removal and acne' but found nothing - even on NHS websites. I feel like I need to warn everybody!!
20/09/2015 at 07:56
had coìl in 4 5 HAF YEAR N☆☆.dos doctors no omform u when u néed it removed? didnt kno it stpps wken & u kud faĺl pregnant xx
12/12/2016 at 00:56
The leaflet and doctor/nurse both say the coil lasts 5 years and give you a reminder card and have full info given to you before and after insertion so you would know it expires.
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