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Review: could Mirena cause Abscess?

Summary: Abscess is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zinc sulfate, and have Contraception.

We study 62,568 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Abscess. Find out below who they are, when they have Abscess and more.

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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,918 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.


Abscess (pus) (latest reports from 61,833 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, high blood pressure.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 62,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 12 people (0.02%) have Abscess.

Trend of Abscess in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Abscess * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Age of people who have Abscess when taking Mirena * :


Severity of Abscess when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Abscess ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (7 people, 58.33%)
  2. Pregnancy (2 people, 16.67%)
  3. Metrorrhagia (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Post procedural haemorrhage (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Birth control (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zinc sulfate (2 people, 16.67%)
  2. Nova t (1 people, 8.33%)
  3. Duphaston (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Primosiston (1 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

jessica (1 year ago):

I am a white 24 year old female. I got mirena inserted in October 2012, 3 months after my 3rd son was born. 5 months later I noticed a very painful bump on the right side "down there" I went to my local stat care where the Doctor there told me it was just an ingrown hair. 2 days later I went to the ER in so much pain, they had to cut and drain this abscess and stuff it with gauze so it would stay open and drain and I was put on clindynacian i'm algeric to sulfa, it was the worst experience, not to mention disgusting. every 3-4 weeks I still get these abcesess which increase in size and pain I had one on my lower back I lost a week of work they are on my thighs and privates, nothing is helping them to stop altogether. I want my mirena out!!!!!!!!!! I haven't even had it checked since it first was put in and just 2 days ago my boobs have increased in size, this was the first sign I was pregnant with my 3 other pregnancies.....
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Chelsi (1 year ago):

I am a 22 year old Caucasion female who had Mirena put in 2 months after my first child. About 4/5 months later I started getting small hard bumps, that became painful overtime, then would go away, it has prgressivley gotten worse especially recently after 7 months. Both on my bottom and thighs and at times more intimate regions. Same as the other women have mentioned. And Mirena was my only thought. Ive never gotten them before, so I searched and found this, among other websites. I am just so worried they might get worse and worse and not heal on their own anymore. They are very painful and just keep coming back. I hope this will stop because I really want a birth control that will last this long. Thanks.
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dani (2 years ago):

I am a 30 year old half black half Hispanic woman. I have had mirena in for two years three years in may. About a year after I got mirena I started getting bumps on my butt and inner thighs. At first I was freaking out wondering what they were and where they came from. The only that new was my mirena I keep getting them one goes away just for another to take its place.they just keep getting bigger and bigger what do I do will they stop if I take the mirena out and is there another device that does the same thing with out these very nasty bumps
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kweaver84 (2 years ago):

I am a 27 year old African-American woman. I got the mirena in 2010 after having my third son. In 2011 I got a really bad absess on my behind. The absess was so bad and grew so large so quickly i had to be put to sleep and have surgery to remove it. I had several holes in my rear, I stayed in the hospital for 6 days and also had a home nurse for a month. This year around the same time as last year the same thing happened only on the opposite side of my rear. No need for a home nurse but spent another week away from my children and a long recovery and constant antibiotics. The pictures I took of the absesses would scare you. My doctor has ran test after test with no answer on where these things are coming from except for this MIRENA!!! I have never heard of such things happening to any other woman an I am so concerned. If anyone has anything similar happen i sure would love to hear it.
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