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Mirena Hormonal Iud by Gynae Clinic

Press Release: July 23, 2020

Mirena is a brand of hormonal IUDs (intrauterine devices). A Mirena IUD is made of a flexible t-shaped plastic that secrets a synthetic form of the hormone progestin (levonorgestrel) into the uterus. A Mirena IUD can be inserted into the uterus through the vagina by a doctor.

This brand of IUD can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years, and it can also be used to reduce heavy menstrual periods. If it is properly fitted, it should not be felt by the woman or her partner. However, the woman should be able to feel a short string inside her vagina. The string is used to detect if the IUD is still in place. The string will also be used by the doctor to remove your IUD.

If you or your partner feel the IUD, you need to visit your gynaecology expert to check it out and properly adjust it.

When to remove a Mirena IUD

You can remove your IUD when you wish to get pregnant. You also need to remove your Mirena IUD 5 years after its insertion and replace it with a new one.

While the IUD is in your uterus, if you begin to experience certain health conditions, your gynaecology expert may recommend that you remove the device. Experiencing certain side effect like the following may require your doctor to remove your IUD.

  • Severe bleeding and anaemia
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Migraine headaches

A Mirena IUD must be removed by only your doctor or your gynaecology expert to avoid any complications and undue comfort. Do not remove it yourself or let someone else do it.

You may feel some pain or discomfort a few minutes after your Mirena coil removal.

Symptoms after Mirena coil removal

It may take a while for your reproductive system to normally produce progesterone on its own, and this may lead to some side effects in some women. These side effects include;

  • Bleeding
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Cramping
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Tenderness of the breast
  • Nausea

Severe symptoms

According to the manufacturers of Mirena IUDs, they are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, and it may cause loss of pregnancy if pregnancy occurs while it is in the uterus.

If the IUD attaches itself to the uterine lining, your doctor may need to remove it using a surgical procedure called hysteroscopy or laparoscopy.

Sever symptoms resulting from Mirena coil removal include;

  • Prolonged or severe pain in the uterus or abdomen
  • Fever
  • Anxiety, depression, and mood swing
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Perforation of the uterus- this symptom is more common with its insertion that removal

Mirena crash

Many women have used Mirena IUDs, and they have not had problems removing it. However, few women have claimed to have experienced a phenomenon termed Mirena crash

Mirena crash is one or more symptoms that last for days, weeks or months after the insertion of Mirena IUD. These symptoms are said to be a result of hormonal imbalance which occurs when the body no longer secretes progestin. 

Some women claim that they experience these symptoms while the IUD is in their uterus and after its removal. The severity of these symptoms vary, and they include

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue or malaise
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Delayed fertility
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches that are severe and sometimes include neck and shoulder pain
  • Tender and swollen breast
  • Acne
  • Weight gain

There is currently no evidence that Mirena coil removal elicits these symptoms, but this doesn’t mean that some women do not experience them.

How to cope with Mirena symptoms

If you experience severe symptoms, you should talk to your gynaecology expert. They may recommend some medications or activities to reduce some of these symptoms. Here are a few suggestions you might get

  • Take over-the-counter medication for the head and body aches
  • Engage in activities like yoga and meditation that can help calm your mind and alleviate the stress
  • Reduce or eliminate alcohol intake
  • Reduce or eliminate sugar intake
  • Exercise daily
  • If your mood swings are severe or you are depressed and anxious, consider speaking to a therapist or counsellor. You can also try connecting with friends.
  • Practice a healthy lifestyle that may help your body get back on track.
  • Eat a wide range of nutritious food

When to go to an ER

It’s important to you seek immediate medical attention if

  • You have a high fever
  • You are bleeding profusely
  • You have severe pain in your uterus
  • You have suicidal or self-harm thoughts
  • You have a severe headache

To remove your IUD, contact your gynaecology expert today at Gynae Clinic on 020 71831047 or info@gynae-clinic.co.uk to book an appointment.

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Janet Wikinson

Tel: 020 71831049

Email: info@gynae-clinic.co.uk

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