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13 Oct 2006

Merina Question
Hi Gynaedoc,
Quick question, had the merina fitted on the 10 August 2006 and in between have had my spotting and 8 day bleed. Got married on the 16 September 2006 and for the first time had unprotected intercourse. Had a week spotting 2 weeks ago. Had intercourse on saturday 7 October 2006. Still a very little spotting could i be pregnant at all? I am aware that it can stop your periods all together and have had this happen before on a very low dose pill, my gynae said that i may be sensitive to the hormone and it will happen on the Merina.

Had no real issues with the device.

Your response would be appreciated.

Many Thanks
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01 Jan 0001

The failure rate with the Mirena is very low, so the spotting is more likely to be a side effect of the Mirena. This is very common.

Best wishes
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