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Mirena or Other IUDs for Treatment
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sambrolaw posted:
Has anyone tried an IUD for treatment of their endometriosis? During my pre-surgery appointment my doctor and I discussed this as a treatment. He said it has been shown to work in women with endometriosis after surgery. I also looked this up online and found some positive articles about it. It has been brought to my attention though that some women with endometriosis cannot use IUDs though because they are so painful. This makes a lot of sense to me, but it had not occurred to me before. I just had the Mirena put in after my surgery on Friday, and so far I am attributing the pain and bleeding to my surgery. Just wondering if anyone else has had experience with this?
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foreveramom responded:
My dr mentioned this as an option... she said that new studies show that an IUD can be just as effective as Lupron...
 
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brandib01 responded:
i have heard this also. my sister had it for her adeno but her uterus was too sensitive to keep it in so she had it removed. but i would assume it would be the same principal as treating with BCP only constant. any option that can help us obstain from constant surgeries can't hurt to try. and less side effects than lupron.let us know how it works for you
 
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sambrolaw responded:
I have tried the continuous birth control bills with no success. I ended up bleeding every day on it. I will keep you updated on it though. I also did the Lupron with not much help. I'm hopeful at this point.
 
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hopeful2218 replied to sambrolaw's response:
I have not heard many women being able to handle the IUD with Endo..as it causes discomfort...but as the other ladies said..can't hurt too much to try..you can have it removed quite easily.

Also, a note as to your constant bleeding on BCP's...have you had a u/s recently to measure your uterine lining. This happened to me..from long term BCP's I have no lining left, so you are not actually having a period..what is happening is your capillaries that feed blood to the uterus have no lining to go into .. hence the constant bleeding, a two week run on an Estrogen pill can stop that bleeding. I went through this for years, doc's saying..well we can't stop the bleeding...then my doc said, would you like me to stop the bleeding..I said YEAH. 2 weeks on Estrogen..no bleeding.


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