I know there's probably been lots of posts regarding mirena coils going missing (I've read lots of them trying to get my answers!) but just want to know if anyone can help me please.
I suffer with endometriosis and my gynae insisted on the mirena last November to stop my periods. Unfortunately, I have kept on having periods and they have been regular and very heavy.
That was up until about 6 weeks ago which means I am overdue. I have felt for my strings quite a few times (as I've always been able to) but in the past few weeks I have only been able to feel them once.
Since my last period and not being able to feel the strings, I have developed thrush which is itchy and burning. I've also put on weight quite suddenly and am constantly bloated. So I decided to go to the sexual health clinic to get this coil removed.
The nurse at the clinic was unable to find the strings herself so made an appt for me to see a doctor in 5 weeks time. This was too long for me as its giving me some anxiety! I just want it out. So went to my own GP the following day who didn't examine me but referred me for an ultrasound to see if we can locate the coil. Again, this can take up to 6 weeks for the appt to come through!
My problem now is I have started to get some pain in my lower right side. It's not constant, it comes and goes. There is also a dull ache. Could this be related to the coil? Could the coil be causing me to have infections as I am sore, itchy and burning? Luckily I don't have pregnancy worries as I am not sexually active.
I guess I'm asking if anyone has gone through similar and if waiting 6-8 weeks is acceptable? Don't suppose there is a lot I can do except for going to A&E which I don't like doing. Would they even scan me there? They didn't when I was in crippling pain and couldn't stand due to a huge cyst on my ovary, so I don't suppose they would in this circumstance either.
All these months I've had heavy periods and now the mirena has gone missing I haven't had one!
Sorry for the long post, this is just playing on my mind. Especially as I'm going on a loan awaited holiday next week and don't want to have this spoiling it.
Thanks in advance for any replies