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22 Jan 2004

Mirena IUS.
Hi there,
I have had a mirena for one year, I am 26 yrs old, I have no children, but planning on starting a family in the next year. The Mirena has worked well for me. When should I have it removed?
Am I too young for the mirena? (the mirena web site talks about women from 40 and up)
What does sudden excessive discharge and spotting mean?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Have it removed 2-3 months before you plan to start trying for a pregnancy.
Mirena has the added benefit of decreasing blood loss during periods, which is often a problem in older women, but there is no reason why you cannot use it at your age.
If the discharge is smelly, itchy or has a colour, it may indicate an infection. Spotting is fairly normal with the Mirena, provided that your pap smears and gynae check-ups are up to date.

Best wishes
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