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Brand Name: Mirena Generic Name: levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system
Average User Rating:
Mirena, 1.50 / 5 (6 votes)

Mirena Side Effects


Mirena Side Effect- Serious

  • Signs of Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy or persistent pelvic pain; symptoms include long-lasting or heavy bleeding, unusual vaginal discharge, low abdominal (stomach area) pain, painful intercourse, chills or fever
  • Severe pain within hours of placement of Mirena may signify a life-threatening infection
  • Perforation into uterus, which may lead to  internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs
  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, cramping, pain, bleeding, vaginal discharge or leakage of fluid
  • Cardiovascular side effects such as stroke or heart attack
  • General side effects such as headache, nausea, acne, weight gain, or decreased sex drive

Mirena Side Effects- Common

  • Altered bleeding patterns such as spotting, irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, infrequent, light or ceased menstruation
  • General side effects such as pain, bleeding or dizziness during and within 30 minutes of placement
  • Vaginal sores, swelling or itching, unusual discharge or odor, or painful intercourse
  • Cardiovascular side effects such as changes fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Signs of breast cancer such as lumps in breasts
  • Other side effects such as migraine, fatigue, nausea, mood chages,
  • SimplyyMelissa

    Wow, I’ve had the mirena before when i went for a check up the doctor said it was out of place that it was important for it to be removed, but never really gave me a reason as to why it happened she asked me to come back in a few weeks but i didn’t. It’s been more than 6 months and i have been experiencing more than 50% of the serious side effects mentioned above, im really concerned about this because i am not sure this what caused my pains and such effects.

    • lovely_jubley

      Have you had it removed yet? I had the mirena IUD for a year and had some funky side effects- so i went in to the doctor, who said to get it out asap because it had migrated into the canal. I got it out and switched to the pill, the difference is amazing. I couldnt quite get if you had it removed from your post, but if you haven’t, please do it!!

  • RachP

    I had the Mirena removed in Oct,11 I was having many issues such as weight gain pain during intercourse mood swings and after having it remived my OB found a polyp on my cervix. Im having surgery this week for the removal of it. (due to pregnancy i had to wait) I havent had a Normal Menstrual cycle in a while. After having it removed I didnt have one at all and I was pregnant 3 months later ( by choice) Im having a lot of female issues now and im also having a Hysterocopy done this week to see what damages have been done..

  • Crystal Rial

    I had my mirena put in last Aug. I’ve had bad mood swings, severe fatigue, and haven’t had a period ever since it was put in. About 2 weeks ago I started having bad stomach and started spotting. 3 days ago I decided to check to see if I could feel the string but couldn’t find it…so…had my husband check and he couldn’t find it either. I have a doctors app. Monday…guess I’ll find out where it went.

  • Maria Torres

    I had the mirena placed in April of 09, and in October of 09 I had it checked out do to bad back and pelvic pain. My doctor had informed me that it fell out, I found it odd but I left it at that. Now its August of 2013 and I recently went to my doctor for a check up because I thought I was passing a kidney stone, turned out to be that my IUD. Its now lodged in my uterus and I now have to get it surgically removed. TO ALL WOMEN THAT ARE THINKING OF THE MERINA AS A SOURCE OF BIRTH CONTROL DO NOT GET IT!!!

  • JessicaK

    I just got one 3 weeks ago had NO IDEA about the side effects back pain and lower pains my cervix is swollen and right there when I feel for the string which my cervix has always been back.. So what is going on I was told this was safe now im cold all the time.. I feel sick im done. I want a dr appointment! This should be banned.