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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
214
53%
Menopause
17
53%
Polycystic Ovarian Synd...
7
57%
Pre-menstrual Syndrome ...
6
83%
Hysterectomy
2
0%
Overall, 54% (250 Members) find Mirena helpful
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Mirena Reviews

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I had a Mirena inserted for the past 3 years, having it taken out this past September. Insertion was extremely painful for me, as my uterus was adhered to my bowels and had to be manually "lifted" to make sure that it went in properly. They say that the pain is only very minor, I spent two weeks with a heating pad. I bled for 6 months before my periods got lighter and eventually went away for a few months. I had mood swings, but overall was happy not to have periods for a brief time.
Somewhat Helpful
I have to take norethindrone along with the mirena to stop my periods. Very painful to have put in. Reduction in pain/symptoms for about six months and now I get random pain that comes out of nowhere it seems. I don't have my period but do get random spotting every now and then.
Somewhat Helpful
have 2 fitted now and am still bleeding
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have 2 fitted now and am still bleeding
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Currently using, but symptoms still arrived. No period, but promblems are worse then before.
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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
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it workd with the bleeding but everything else plus more got worse. bloating, weight gain, acne on body, cramping :(
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Mirena
    I know there's been discussions of Mirena on here before, you should search the archives for them. I've had one for about 2 years. Getting it inse... [More]
  2. Discussion: Mirena
    Has anyone used the IUD Mirena for management for endo? How did you find it worked? How long were you on it? Would you say it worked for long term man... [More]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  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]