What is the Mirena IUD?

MIRENA® is an FDA-approved intrauterine contraceptive system (likewise referred to as an IUD) that is suggested for females who’ve had a child. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and is placed by your healthcare service provider throughout a regular office see. Give us a call and ask us about Mirena if you’re trying to find a birth control that is any one of the following:

  1. While it’s ranked up there as being very effective method of birth control it certainly is one of the most efficient birth control techniques– over 99 %– and does not count on you to remember anything.
  2. There is no everyday regimen and no regular monthly refills leaving you hassle free. It lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Ultimately it’s up to you how long. You can certainly do a basic monthly check on your own to ensure it’s in place, your health care service provider can discuss how.
  3. Worried that you will not be able to get pregnant after being on it? The process of getting off of it is as simple as how you got on it. It’s completely reversible– your health care provider can remove it at any time, and you can proceed to try to become pregnant as soon as possible.
  4. This IUD is completely estrogen-free. It works by providing you very small amounts of progesterone locally into your uterus.
  5. FDA-approved to treat women who suffer from heavy periods. Mirena IUD is the first and only kind of this type of birth control that has received this approval from the FDA.

This interactive tool is produced and provided by MIRENA® to answer questions about your birth control needs and learn more about Mirena. When you’re done, have a conversation about Mirena with your healthcare provider to decide if it’s the best birth control option for you.

Essential Safety Information About Mirena

Just you and Dr. Eric Jacoby or Dr. Berry Fleming of Personalized Women’s Healthcare can choose if Mirena is right for you. Mirena is suggested for ladies who have already had at least one child.

  • Please do not use Mirena if you have a pelvic infection, get infections quickly or have certain cancers. Less than 1 % of individuals get a significant infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have consistent pelvic or abdominal pain, see your healthcare carrier.
  • Mirena might affix to or make its way through the wall of the uterus and be the cause of various other troubles. If Mirena comes out, use back-up birth control and call your health care carrier.
  • Although unusual, maternity while utilizing Mirena can be very harmful if not life-threatening and may lead to loss of maternity or fertility.
  • Ovarian cysts could happen but generally vanish.
  • Bleeding and spotting could increase in the first couple of months and continue to be irregular. Duration should gradually become shorter, lighter or even stop.

Mirena does not guard you against HIV or STDs.

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