I’ve just turned 55 and had a mirena coil fitted 5 years ago because I was suffering from heavy periods, luckily it worked, although I continued to have a monthly bleed it was manageable. My problem is that I’m still having a monthly bleed, normally it last only a day or two with very little bleeding, but this month, I’ve had what feels like a ‘normal’ period, I’m bloated, have some cramp but its bearable and I’m now at day 3 and still bleeding although it does seem to be slowing down.
I’ve asked my doctor whether I should have the coil removed and she advised if I’m not using it for contraseption purposes (which I’m not) then it could stay in, but am I still in the menopause, I dont know and the doctor wasn’t particularly helpful. I’ve had some slight pelvic pain recently and wondered whether this is due to the coil or the menopause. Can anyone help!