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I am a 52 year old woman and have a merina coil inserted because

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I am a 52 year old woman and have a merina coil inserted because of heavy bleeding 2 years ago. The bleeding has now stopped but I am experiencing pains and a nipping sensation in my vagina. I also have gained nearly 2 stone in weight. Should I have it removed?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
Dear JA customer,sorry to hear about your problem.IUD are commonly associated with bleeding irregularities initially, and pain associated with scarring/inflammation later on.also, progesterone only pills /rings/coils can cause weight gain.what was the reason for bleeding? was there endometrial hyperplasia/ atypia?you can consider switching to progesterone pills/ patches to get rid of the pain. i recommend consulting your obs/gynae doctor, have an examination of the cervix, and ultrasound to check for endometrial thickness and then proceed to treatment accordingly.
Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
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