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mirena coil and tamoxifen

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Re: mirena coil and tamoxifen

Can I ask what has happened as I am in a similar situation
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Re: mirena coil and tamoxifen

Hello,

 

 

I had a mirena coil and my breast surgeon recommended I have it removed and a normal coil fitted, he said not enough was known about it and thought it better to err on the side of caution.

 

charhie

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Thank for the replies.I am not going to agree to have one fitted.my breast nurse got back to me and said my surgeon would not recommend it as the hormones would fight with the tamoxifen.I hope gynae have another suggestion to help!!!didi .
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I wouldn't recommend having the coil. I had one fitted years ago due to heavy bleeding and was told to have it removed once dianosed with BC. I have since had my ovaries removed as still bleeding whilst on tamoxifen. Just my thoughts, but I dont like anything hormone related anymore. I believe (again just my thoughts) that all that messing about with my hormones (infertility treatment, mirena coil, pill) contributed to my BC. x

 

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Hi there

I had a mirena coil in up to my diagnosis Sept last year and had to have removed, this was at the request of my oncologist.

Karen

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Hello didi62
I am interested in this too as have been advised by 2 oncologists to replace my copper coil for a mirena coil. I was given the same reason-to protect the womb lining. One oncologist said that the progesterone was protective for oestrogen receptive breast cancer and that research backed this up. Apparently the hormone is only released locally. However, like you I have looked this up and information on the internet states that you should not have this coil fitted if you have had breast cancer!
I am very interested to hear what other women have been advised also, as at the moment I do not know what to do about this.
Thanks
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mirena coil and tamoxifen

Has anyone had a mirena coil fitted to protect the womb lining when on tamoxifen?I have been taking it for 3years and am 53.I have had heavy bleeding a year after the last bad bleed.I had an ultrasound and pipelle biopsy on Friday and need a hysteroscopy in 2weeks.the gynae  doctor mentioned the option of fitting one but what I have read it says not with breast cancer.I am now confused over what to do!thanks didi