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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
203
52%
Menopause
17
53%
Polycystic Ovarian Synd...
7
57%
Pre-menstrual Syndrome ...
6
83%
Hysterectomy
2
0%
Overall, 54% (239 Members) find Mirena helpful
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Mirena Reviews

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Working / Worked
Bleed for 8 months was reduced to spotting by the BCP. Currently on this form of treatment.
Working / Worked
Bleed for 8 months was reduced to spotting by the BCP. Currently on this form of treatment.
Working / Worked
Great love life, Don't have to worry about pregancy or making a mistake, forgetting a pill or something
Working / Worked
Calmed the bleeding but the pain is still awful
Somewhat Helpful
im unsure if this is a contributing factor
Somewhat Helpful
Although it did work, it caused continuous BV and then continuous UTI's. I had it removed and I went right into polycystic overies...which is a side effect of this IUD.
Somewhat Helpful
insertion/removal was incredibly painful-do not recommend
Somewhat Helpful
I have the Mirena right now. I have had it for a little over 3 years. At first it seemed to help with the pain, but now my endo seems to be getting work. No side effects.
I had a Mirena placed in December 2012 to help control the excessive bleeding and it shortened my PMS by a couple days but the symptoms are just as intense maybe worse.
Somewhat Helpful
Got Mirena implant in 2010. Stopped bleeding for the most part, but still cramping at least 3 weeks/month.
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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]