What is Mirena IUD?

 MirenDesigned as a contraceptive, Mirena can also aid women with heavy menstrual cycles. 

Mirena is used not only as a contraceptive measure, which carries this effect well over time and it’s completely reversible, but it can also help women during heavy menstrual cycles. 

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Mirena is a great alternative for women who have given birth recently and wish to avoid another pregnancy in the short-term. Because of this Mirena can also be used as a long-term alternative to many of the contraceptive methods we have today. 

So, say goodbye to remembering prescriptions or having to deal with the regular troubles of their consistent usage. Women can benefit from Mirena, without any risks towards their fertility. 

What is Mirena? 

“Mirena” or as it’s also called: the Intrauterine Hormonal Device, is a small, T-shaped IntraUterine System very similar to the classic IntraUterine Device made of copper or other metals such as silver that are placed inside the womb or uterus. 

Unlike the copper T or silver T, Mirena slowly releases a hormone (Levonorgestrel), offering additional benefits besides contraception, which makes it a popular alternative to the conventional methods we have today. 

Mirena Reviews

One of the best places to see Mirena review is on WebMD. See the reviews here.

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Once Mirena is in place, it has a high contraceptive effectiveness for 5 years, because it’s independent of the users commitment. The use of pills or patches or injections depends on the discipline to take your pill daily or change your patch weekly or inject monthly. While the Intrauterine Device or System, once inserted, begins its contraceptive effect in a continuous and uninterrupted way for 5 years. It can be replaced by a new one for another 5 years. In addition, when the user decides  to remove the Mirena, they regain their fertility. 

Aiding Menstrual Bleeding

In addition to the contraceptive effects, it also modifies the characteristics of Menstrual Bleeding, being an excellent treatment option for patients who have Heavy Menstrual Bleeding.

It may be ideal for women who wish to have shorter, lighter, less painful menstrual bleeding. Women using Mirena report a significant reduction in the amount of menstrual bleeding after 3 months of use. Moreover 2 out of 10 users may even have no menstrual bleeding at all, without any consequences for their fertility; since it’s removable, the users fertility is restored.

Contraceptive Usage 

Mirena can be ideal for women who have recently given birth, and don’t want a pregnancy in the short-term, offering high contraceptive efficacy for 5 years. Fertility is reversible at any time that it’s decided to remove Mirena. 

A few points to consider:

  • Mirena is an excellent contraceptive, for up to 5 years. 
  • Mirena is a treatment option for heavy menstrual bleeding. 
  • Mirena does not require constant reminders of use like other contraceptives.

Whether for long-term or short-term use as contraceptive, Mirena is a great option for women who want an easy  but safe way to control their fertility. It’s easy maintenance, and its effectiveness will carry until it’s planned usage is finished, as well as being reversible if the user wishes to have it removed if they’re planning for a pregnancy.

Abundant Uterine Bleeding can affect a couple’s relationship, it can also affect work performance and limits social activity, while contraceptive failure changes maternity plans by not allowing birth spacing between each child. 

Don’t put your plans on hold, due to a heavy menstrual cycle, remove the concern in counting the days for your medications to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. Even with its use in your day to day, it’s a reversible method so you can stop worrying and continue with your life goals without interruptions. 

Call us today or schedule a free virtual consultation on this page to take the next step. 

Dr. Javier Saldaña

Dr. Javier Saldaña is a board-certified OBGYN that practices at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Vaginal Surgery, Laser Vaginal Surgery, Urinary Incontinence & more. He is certified by the Mexican Council of Gynecology & Obstetrics and The Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Insitute of America en Beverlyhills, Los Angeles, California.