Ablation or IUD

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anonymous user
Registered: 12-31-1969
Ablation or IUD
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:06pm

I went into the doctor this morning for an endometrial biopsy. This was my second one. The doctor wants to make sure there is nothing else going on that is causing my menstrual problems. I have very heavy bleeding with large clots and very bad cramps. It is to the point that I cannot sit through a one hour meeting at work. It is effecting my quality of life. The doctor is advocating for the Merina IUD. I asked her about the ablation. It seems to me that the doctors jump straight to the IUD for everything. She suggested however that I talk to others who have had either of these to get their perspective. I have read all of the clinical information on each, but would like to hear from those who have had one of these. I have done some reading of posts on her about both, but many are several years old. I am wondering if there are others that will share their experiences. 

Thanks for your help!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
In reply to:
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:38pm
Welcome! I hope other posters come out and tell their experiences. Have you also posted on the Birth Control board?

Since this affects your quality of life so much, a more permanent solution might be better. I've heard of some bad side effects from IUD's. I hope you get some more personal experiences.

Best wishes!