hi in reply to your post i had mine removed 3 weeks ago i am 55 and just the same as you i thought it was all over for me too! i looked on the internet to see if anyone else had the same and it sounds like we bothhave!
Hello, I have just found this site after searching for help in regard to bleeding after the removal of my mirena 3 days ago, I am 52, & only had it in 1 1/2 years, but was told by my specialsit it could be taken out as my blood test showed I was now post menopausal. With night sweats 5 times a night & feeling flat & tired all the time, I agreed with him, now I am bleeding like I have a period & wondering is this normal, but thanks to your comments I can see this is common. But is it right that us menopausal women have this bleeding problem?
I have the mirena removed 6 days ago after having it in for 5 years- I am 59 and hadn't had a period for 5 years! I started spotting then it started getting heavier is this normal?
i just found this on the Mirena website. I had mine removed 4 days ago and now i'm bleeding heavily. I found out that Mirena removal due to menopause, and experiencing bleeding is common:
Bleeding after Mirena removal is usually a case of hormonal balance. When you suddenly remove the Mirena– the current source of external hormones– you deprive your body of its daily dose of levonorgestrel (progesterone).
This creates a state of hormonal shock, because now there is excess estrogen. It is this excess estrogen that ultimately causes the uncomfortable symptoms in your body after Mirena removal– including heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding and severe cramps.
The body eventually achieves its normal balance, but not until all remains of levonorgestrel are gone.
This takes time, normally 6-8 months, especially without any aid.