So. Here I am, 3 surgeries in for endometriosis/PCOS. Last surgery was in June 2016, where I had the Mirena coil inserted for the second time to try and see if it would help with pain associated with endo.
3 months later, I go in for a scan and post-op check just to see how the womb is looking, and just my luck, the coil is nowhere to be found in the womb...or surrounding area. Positive I hadn't seen it fall out (apparently they do that sometimes?) they sent me in for an x-ray, and of course, it's hanging out in the middle of my stomach.
A month later (November 1st), I go in for a laparascopy to remove the coil. Surgery lasted over 2 hours, and doctors fail to find the coil, and a further x-ray (while I was under) shows the coil has travelled further up and is nestled between my bowels and spine (L4/5). Post-op, the surgeon tells me we need to go in again in order to retrieve the coil and that it may be better to do a laparotomy in for easier access internally.
Has anyone ever had to have a laparotomy for a missing mirena coil? Or has anyone ever just left a migrated coil inside and just hoped for the best?
So, at the risk of having a third surgery, far more complex than any I've had before, can anyone who's had a similar experience give me any advice? I'm just rolling with life's punches right now, trying to catch a break, but failing...miserably!