Posted by: liz | 2009/06/15

Mirena after 5 years

I will have had my Mirena for 5 years in september. My husband and I want to fall pregnant next year towards the end of the year. Can I leave my Mirena in for longer than 5 years and are there risks associated with this. I don' t want to have another one inserted due to wanting to fall pregnant next year and also my body doesn' t agree with the injection or the pill.

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The Mirena will not be effective as a contraceptive after 5 years.

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Posted by: Mel | 2009/06/18

I am not an expert, but my sister had hers in for 8 years without any complications, so I am sure yours would be fine as well.

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Posted by: Lorry | 2009/06/17

I have had the Mirena in for 18 months and am battling with extremely tender breasts. Is this normal?

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