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Which Treatment Is Best: Visanne Or IUD (Mirena)?

Which Treatment Is Best: Visanne Or IUD (Mirena)?

Hi all. I have recently been diagnosed with endometriosis which was surprising given my age but it makes sense as it was masked by birth control (Diane 35) for so long. I am booked in for a Laparoscopic left ovarian cystectomy, diathermy of endometrosis, hysteroscopy and polypectomy on Wednesday.

I am really nervous about the suggested treatment plan for post surgery. My options are the contraceptive pill, IUD (Mirena) or Visanne (dienogest). We have ruled out the pill as I mentally cannot… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Good luck and hope things go well.

posted 8 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

All the Lesions need to be excised(cut) not ablated(Burned) off. Please check out Nancy's Nook.

posted 9 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yeah I definitely don’t recommend the Kyleena. It was suggyested by a GP and then my specialist said it was silly and I should have had the Mirena instead. My pain and other symptoms after surgery are definitely still prevalent and affecg me on a day to day basis. Id recommend knowing exactly what natural medicines and possibly dietary changes you want to do or take after surgery if youre not going the conventional medicine route <3

posted 9 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I’ve used the Kyleena IUD which has slightly less hormone concentration than mirena and my doctor I moved to said I should’ve used the mirena. I’m not sure if I would want to because it is likely to cause amennhorea which I don’t like the thought of. I’m one month into visanne and my skin is up and down. In the past I’ve been on accutane twice for my acne and it still didn’t really help. My doctor said that with endo it can be difficult to get skin under control. So far with visanne it’s been okay but not great. I personally want to go the hormone free route but I think I will only do that after I have children one day. I’m looking into using natural methods along with my medication to help balance my hormones etc. Also to my knowledge none of the hormones are natural in any hormonal birth control, I’ve recently read that they’re all synthetic. I hope you’re able to find something that works for you and feel free to chat to me if you’d like :)

posted 9 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Don't do mirena. I gained 60 pounds from it.

posted 9 days ago
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