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Minera coil removal to try to conceive

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Hi everyone,

I have stage 3 endometriosis, and had a lap last year for diagnosis/removal. My husband and I are planning to try for a family in a few months as it was suggested we shouldn't wait too long given that the endo is fairly focussed on my ovaries. I've been on the minera coil for 3 years, and am a bit nervous about removal, as my periods used to be so heavy, and although I still have periods on the coil, they are much lighter! What have people's experiences been? Will my pain increase? How long will it take to have regular periods again/ your body to adjust?

I'm also interested in people's experiences of conceiving after minera coil? Did you wait for your body to adjust to start trying ?

Also interested in successful stories of conceiving, I found the diagnosis very difficult initially, and had a period of depression, but am trying to have a more positive outlook, as so much is unknown fertility wise..

Many thanks!


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Hey- I’ve never had the coil BUT we did manage to conceive naturally, I have stage4 endometriosis and cysts on my ovaries. It took us 2 1/2yrs though so be prepared to wait and stay positive!!!! Xx

Hey Grace,

I'm in a similar boat to you - had my second lap (for stage 4 endo) in November 2017 and had the Mirena fitted at the same time.

My boyfriend and I have decided to start trying as well, so I had it removed in November 2018, got my first period in Dec (I didn't have any periods at all whilst on the coil), and started trying this month. My Consultant did suggest waiting 3 months before starting to try, but this advice was just so that you can easily track your cycles and helps with monitoring ovulation, etc. I.e, there's no medical reason why you can't start trying immediately, as your fertility returns to how it was immediately after having the coil removed.

Whilst I did intend to wait the 3 months, I got a bit too impatient and thought "screw it, it's worth just trying", so I'm really not keeping my hopes up whatsoever for this month as I have no idea what my cycles are actually like yet and did a lot of guess work, but mentally it feels good to have started the process.

Best of luck with your journey xx

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