Hi, I have had the Mirena for over 14 years now and find it very good in controlling my cycle. I would have had heavy bleeding and without the Mirena life would be a lot more difficult.
The Mirena itself does not treat endometriosis,as medical treatments only treat the effects of endometriosis. However, the low dose of progesterone does help some women.
Endometriosis needs to be surgically removed for the best chance of a good quality of life and pain relief.
If you have heavy bleeding it may be worth investigating it as a treatment.
Some women do not tolerate the Mirena well and get it removed. It can take up to two months for it to settle.
It’s control of the menstrual cycle can help alleviate some of the symptoms. However, it cannot directly treat endometriosis alone.
I had the mirena coil put in back in March and found my pain from the endo decreased considerably. I had tried the pill and provera as a way to manage the growth of the tissue and pain but it became too much and after seeking a second opinion (as there were concerns with the fact I am only 23 and the suggestion that I only had PID) the mirena was suggested. I had the endometriosis removed by lap on the same day and have to say it was the best decision I made. I have had minimal pain since (I also have poly cystic ovaries so I get the odd sharp pain) and no bleeding which is a plus. I would stop short of recommending it as a way of managing it as every women is different and their body is going to react differently to having it but in my case I am happy with it.
Hope this helps.
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