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    Default Mirena and I'm pregnant

    I've done a home pregnancy test which confirms I'm pregnant. I've just got back from my GP, she has confirmed this with a pee test, now waiting for the blood test to come back. She isn't worried to leave the mirena in place. I have done some research online and am really stressed as it says it can lead to miscarry, if the device isn't removed. If I miscarry it can go septic and lead to me dying. Any suggestions. It's too late in the day to call an obstetrician. Am I stressing for nothing. Has anyone been in this same situation?

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    sorry? your GP wants to leave your mirena in even though you are pregnant?

    No.

    You need to have it removed as soon as you can. It is not safe for your baby ...

    Go to another GP first thing tomorrow morning and have it removed.

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    Default Mirena and I'm pregnant

    I agree go to someone else and get it out...

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    sorry? your GP wants to leave your mirena in even though you are pregnant?

    No.

    You need to have it removed as soon as you can. It is not safe for your baby ...

    Go to another GP first thing tomorrow morning and have it removed.
    Agree 100%

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    Default Mirena and I'm pregnant

    Get a second opinion, BUT, my obgyn who put my mirena in said its accepted practice to leave it in if you were to fall pregnant now........ Removing it has an equally high rate of miscarriage apparantly. Don't want to freak you out but, another Dr might choose to do the same thing....

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    We have an 8 month old so I'm so super stressed as we hadn't planned to have another so soon - hence having the mirena put in. I've tried calling my obstetrician however the office is closed until after new year. I will try another gp tomorrow but really bad timing (Friday and New Year). Would I be wasting the hospitals time if I called them if I can't get into a GP?

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    I see that you are in WA.

    If you cannot get in to your GP there is a medical centre in the city above the train station (Central City Medical or something like that) that is open 7 days and for extended hours. Perhaps go there.

    I would not go to emergency, as I dont think its an emergency so you will be there for a LONG time. According to the Mirena site it can be left in place, but it certainly carries risks.

    Unfortunately it appears that there is a higher risk of miscarriage in removing the mirena (ie higher risk than a normal pregnancy), but the risks of leaving it in place dont appear to be that great either.

    One of the major issues with falling pregnant with a Mirena in place (it does happen unfortunately) is that the risk of ectopic pregnancy is significantly increased, so make sure that you get a scan and rule this out early.

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    Fremantle has an after hours gp and there is also one around the Hollywood/Nedlands area. Could you ring the maternity ward of the hospital your ob works at since he will most likely have a partner ob he works with?
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    Default Mirena and I'm pregnant

    Once you are pregnant your hormone levels shoot up far higher than the mirena is putting out. Hundreds of times higher. The synthetic hormones are designed to make your body think it is pregnant, so are not harmful to a developing baby. Sorry you are in such a worrying situation.

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    Default Mirena and I'm pregnant

    Call your states family planning service they should have qualified Gynae doctors on over the holidays


 

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