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Progestins are hormones.

The low-dose progestins for contraception are used to prevent pregnancy. Other names for progestin-only oral contraceptives are minipills and progestin-only pills (POPs). Progestins can prevent fertilization by preventing a woman's egg from fully developing.

Also, progestins caus... continue

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Overall, 54% (246 Members) find Mirena helpful

Mirena Reviews

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was ok but still had cysts the whole time i had it.
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I still haven't healed properly since the operation. I suffer from severe abdominal, bowel and pelvic pains on a daily basis and its already been 2 1/2 months since the operation.
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Currently working the best.
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This is helping, after 10 months I have almost completely ceased my menstrual cycle. Still have it sometimes and I so ovulate still which is incredibly painful.
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Was on after my daughter was born, didn't know I had endo but took out after a year to rule out hormonal imbalance as to why I was so ill.
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I don't use the Mirena IUD but I have the implant in my arm that has the same hormones. I am lucky and am part of only 10% of women that do not have periods on the implant or any harsh side effects.
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Just got it installed. So far I feel worse. Tons of cramping and I haven't stopped bleeding from the surgery. That was almost 3 weeks ago.
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Never really eased my endometriosis symptoms.
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I bled constantly for 6 mths so had it taken out
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Just on this for birth control.
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  1. Discussion: Mirena
    Yeah, my gyn said that she was going to do the ablation if the Mirena didn't she won't do it. Grrr. Irritates me when they say one thing bu... [More]
  2. Discussion: Mirena
    I have had my mirena in for 3 years due to heavy periods. I am having continuous bleeds and I can't usually remember when it actually begins or when i... [More]
  3. Discussion: Mirena
    Oh MNGirl32, that day must have sucked. I know the drive back for me was rotten, and my boyfriend was driving slowly. You couldn't get a gf to go with... [More]
  4. Discussion: Mirena
    Yeah, I had that drug that I had to insert into my vagina the night a head of time. Talk about uncomfortable! Luckily...sort of...I was in the ER earl... [More]
  5. Discussion: Mirena
    Hey everyone, did anyone have the IUD Mirena inserted? If so, how long did you have cramps and pain afterwards? I'm having a hard time distinguishing ... [More]