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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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Somewhat Helpful
Currently using, but symptoms still arrived. No period, but promblems are worse then before.
Somewhat Helpful
This is the second time I have had the Marina inserted. The first time round I bled every two weeks and my bleeds were heavy and still very painful. This time my periods have stopped but I feel this is due to my cervex being quarterized at the same time.
I've had some problems- like disappearing strings! And some possible side effects, then needed it removed for a surgical procedure. I won't ever know if it would have helped.
Somewhat Helpful
The Mirena has meant that I do not get so many episodes of such severe pain that I pass out etc. Since I have had it, I have also found that I don't experience so many symptoms that I have associated with PMS. I have not had a single period since insertion and so an inconvenience has been removed. However, I still experience debilitating pain daily.
Somewhat Helpful
I experience randomly breast pain
Somewhat Helpful
it workd with the bleeding but everything else plus more got worse. bloating, weight gain, acne on body, cramping :(
Too Soon To Tell
Just had it put in last week. Terrible cramps and pains from it.
Too Soon To Tell
Doctors seem to think this helps but Im not so sure. Love it for birth control though
Too Soon To Tell
I have only recently had a merina put in, I hope that it works efficiently
Too Soon To Tell
Havnt had it put in yet but doctors been telling me its the only other option because the megace did not work. Im hoping and praying and excited aswell as terrified at the same time right now. wish me luck!!
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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]