The level of hormones in the bloodstream in women using Mirena IUD is very low, so hormonal side effects are rare. Among the side effects reported, the following are the most common: irregular bleeding, headache, pain in the abdomen and increased sensitivity of the breasts.
Does the Mirena increases the weight?
Mirena IUD should not cause clinically significant changes in weight according to wellnesscommunitydc.org. Moreover, the studies that have been conducted have shown that women using Mirena IUD have not made major changes in their weight than women who have not used.
Doubts about the Mirena IUD contraindications
Mirena should not be used if any of the following occurs:
– Cervical dysplasia
– Cancer of the uterus or cervix
– Progestin-dependent tumors
– Abnormal uterine bleeding
– Abnormalities of the uterus or cervix, including fibroids if distort the uterine cavity
– Acute liver disease or liver tumor
– Situations associated with an increased susceptibility to infections
– Hypersensitivity to the components of Mirena
– Evident or suspected pregnancy
– Current or recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease
– Lower genito-urinary tract infection
– Infection of the cervix.
What if episodes of headache occur?
In cases of severe and persistent headache, you must remove the system and perform a neurological examination. The ordinary headache should not be exacerbated with Mirena IUD use.
What should be done if the patient develops acne?
Usually the acne is mild and transient with an incidence rate of approximately 3%. Occasional cases have been reported of severe acne on the trunk.
In these cases, you must make a balance between the benefits and adverse effects to define conduct which in some cases may include the removal of Mirena IUD.
Mirena IUD and depression?
The depressed mood is a known side effect but something strange and subjective of hormonal contraception. In most cases, it disappears after a few months. The reported rate of depression while using Mirena® is 2.5% to 3 months decreased to 0.6% at 6 months, the latter figure is similar to that observed in the general population.
Mirena IUD and hair loss?
In a post-marketing study of Mirena, 6 cases of 15.391 women had hair loss. There is no other depth explanation of this phenomenon than some women are very sensitive to hormonal effects Mirena IUD.
The other view is that hair loss occurs occasionally without the use of Mirena. Therefore, the cause-effect relationship is partially unknown. Each case must be considered individually. Rarely, premature removal of Mirena IUD is the best choice. However, if hair loss has occurred quickly and in large quantities, removal of Mirena IUD should be considered.