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Mirena After 5 Years

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lorelei52462 Says:
has anyone had one for more than 5 years? I have had mine for 6 years. I still have no period but this month I started cramping... I know that it says it's not effective after 5 years but I figured if I was not having a period then it must be working...

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panacea Says:
I had Mirena coil for six years. Agree with your reasoning about how it must still be effective if still not bleeding (unless you're now menopausal?), but, I believe in the wisdom of the body so if suddenly you're cramping, and it's meant to be replaced after 5 yrs, I'd just get it done. I had began to spot-stain tiny bit; also premenstrual aches last 3 mónths. It was not uncomfortable to have it removed, and I had a new one put in straight away.

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Verwon Says:
Just to add some information for anyone else reading this...

Mirena may still be releasing some level of the hormone it contains, even after 5 years, but that may not be enough for it to be fully effective, so it may not be actually protecting you from pregnancy at that point.

Thus, though you may not be having your period, its effectiveness may still be lowered and you shouldn't rely on it to prevent pregnancy.

If it has been over 5 years, then please see your doctor and have it replaced.

Is there anything I can help with?

You can learn more Mirena details here.

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