After years of trouble with endometriosis, ovarian cysts, retrograde bleeding, severe heavy bleeding, etc, etc, etc, my gyno suggested mirena. My only other options were either have another baby, or have a hysterectomy. I'd love to have another baby one day, but I haven't really been with my boyfriend long enough yet. I have had most of the symptoms described by other sufferers on here, the worst being severe abdominal pain, bleeding during sex, and weight gain. Now I have noticed that the strings are longer than they were when this thing was first inserted 7 weeks ago. The strings are now almost hanging outside my vagina! Does this mean the thing has moved? I'm happy to get the thing out, but have no idea what to do.....before mirena I couldn't possibly leave the house for 2 or 3 days of every month as the bleeding was so heavy. Does anyone have any suggestions?