Do you know what the Mirena side effects are and how long they usually last?


Mirena is an IUD that is

Mirena is an IUD that is inserted into you body long-term and also releases birth control hormones.

The most common side effect is irregular periods, which you can expect for the first 3 to 6 months. After your body adjusts, the number of bleeding days is likely to decrease (but may remain irregular), and you may even find that your periods stop completely. By the third month of use, you may see up to a 75% reduction in the amount of menstrual bleeding. After one year, 20% users may hay have no period at all. Your periods will return once Mirena is removed.

Another common problem experienced by Mirena users is the development of a cyst on the ovary. About 10% of women using Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst. These cysts may disappear on their own in a month or two. However, cysts can cause pain and sometimes will need surgery.

You can see the whole list of possible side effects here: http://www.contracept.org/iud-mirena.php

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

STD Facts and Photos: www.STDsInColor.com.
Free Pregnancy Testing Centers: 800-395-HELP.

 
disclaimer

The information provided on Contracept.org is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine. We encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician or nutritionist if they have any concerns regarding health issues related to diet, personal image and any other topics discussed on this site. Neither the owners or employees of Contracept.org nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

randomness