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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

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Endometriosis
204
52%
Menopause
17
53%
Polycystic Ovarian Synd...
7
57%
Pre-menstrual Syndrome ...
6
83%
Hysterectomy
2
0%
Overall, 54% (240 Members) find Mirena helpful
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Mirena Reviews

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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.
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
Never really eased my endometriosis symptoms.
Working / Worked
I bled constantly for 6 mths so had it taken out
Working / Worked
Just on this for birth control.
Working / Worked
I had this placed in March of 2010 just for a new birth control, not knowing I had endo. Luckily for me I stopped getting my period while on it so it seems to be working pretty well for me. Though after my surgery I did get my period once.
Working / Worked
This obviously is not a treatment for clotting disorder but a birth control method that is one of the only ones I can use in spite of the clotting disorder since all systemic hormonal birth control methods are not an option hormonal birth control contributed to my getting PEs in the first place. Mirena DOES have some hormones in it but these are localized which is apparently OK. So far so good after nearly a year though Mirena not easy in other ways.
Working / Worked
Had it put in Dec of 2008... seems to be doing good, but this last year did start getting light cramps...
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Mirena
    Yeah, my gyn said that she was going to do the ablation if the Mirena didn't work...now 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]