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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.

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Overall, 54% (254 Members) find Mirena helpful

Mirena Reviews

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Somewhat Helpful
Works somewhat. Decreased pain incredibly, however still have lesions, and endometriomal cysts on my ovaries. Had to get surgery. But the Mirena has made it so that I am able to function daily.
Somewhat Helpful
Can't really tell if it's helping or not.
Somewhat Helpful
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
Somewhat Helpful
have 2 fitted now and am still bleeding
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.
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