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06 Jul 2005

Mirena or hysterectomy?
I'm 43 years old and have had problems with fibroids and irregular, long and heavy periods for almost 2 years now. I've been taking Cyclokapron, which controlled the bleeding for a while, but it seems to have no effect anymore. I saw my gynae 2 weeks ago, he prescibed Provera, but said that I needed to make a decision - either continue taking the pills until menopause, have a Mirena inserted, or have a hysterectomy. I've never had children and am not likely to at my age now, so I have considered the hyterectomy. But then the more I thought about it the more I decided I'd try the Mirena first.

On Monday I started bleeding again after a break of only a week (and the previous period was 4 weeks long!) and now I am so
over it, especially after the night I had last night. I'm seeing my gynae again this afternoon and need to tell him what I've decided - quite honestly at this point I want it all out! I thought I'd ask some advice first though - does the Mirena really work, and if anyone here has had a hysterectomy, have you experienced any health problems because of it?

Any words of advice would be much appreciated!
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You will probably have seen your doctor by now. The Mirena is certainly worth a try. It is very effective in many women.

Best wishes
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