The Mirena reduces the amount of blood flow during a woman's period. In some cases, it stops it altogether. It is this fact that has made the Mirena an attractive option for the treatment of endometriosis. The Mirena, like other types of IUDs, is inserted by a doctor and remains in the womb for five years. A low dose of levonorgestrel goes directly into the lining of the womb rather than into the bloodstream. At the end of the five-year period, the coil should be removed and, if desired, it can be replaced immediately. The Mirena coil shows much promise for relief of endometriosis symptoms for women who suffer with this painful condition. Hopefully, future research will confirm its efficacy. However, you need to discuss with your specialist if this is a good option for you. Your current medical history and symptoms plus your past medical history need to be taken into consideration. Also it would be good to talk with your specialist about your concerns re possible risks and complications of hysterectomy. You may find after discussion that some of your concerns are reduced. Please click on this link. http://www.womhealth.org.au/conditions-and-treatments/211-hysterectomy
Women’s Health Educator
Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
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