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Have been bleeding for 2 weeks doctor gave me mefenamic acid but not working what can I do

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We don't know enough about your situation. Are you on contraception ? Have you had any new sexual partners ? Smears up to date ? medical problems ?

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Shazzer70 in reply to Galen70

I have the coil no new sexual partner smears all up to date

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Galen70 in reply to Shazzer70

Copper or Mirena / Kyleena ?

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Galen70 in reply to Shazzer70

and what age are you ?

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Shazzer70 in reply to Galen70

51

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Galen70 in reply to Shazzer70

thank you but you didnt specify what type of coil you have in place, copper ( non hormonal ) or the IUS ( hormone coil ) and how long it has been in place for ?

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Shazzer70 in reply to Galen70

I have the marina coil had it for just over 4 years

Ok so the hormone levels in the coil will be getting lower and may not therefore completely control unscheduled bleeding. However in women over 40 with unscheduled bleeding , the usual recommendation is to consider sampling the lining of the womb ( endometrial biopsy ) and also consider an ultrasound of the uterus. Initially , you should have a vaginal examination to ensure the IUS is still in place - rarely, it can be expelled with heavy bleeding. So if the bleeding continues either go back to the GP , or attend a reproductive health unit.

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