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Review: could Mirena cause Breast cancer?

We study 62,541 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 417 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,889 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer (latest reports from 198,250 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 62,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 453 people (0.72%) have Breast Cancer. They amount to 0.23% of all the 198,331 people who have Breast Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Breast cancer in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Breast cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breast cancer4.83%15.17%8.28%19.31%30.34%22.07%0.00%

Age of people who have Breast cancer when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%1.52%27.27%54.55%16.36%0.30%

Severity of Breast cancer when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Breast cancer100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (168 people, 37.09%)
  2. Menorrhagia (30 people, 6.62%)
  3. Hormone replacement therapy (13 people, 2.87%)
  4. Prophylaxis (6 people, 1.32%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 1.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Climara (13 people, 2.87%)
  2. Cyclessa (11 people, 2.43%)
  3. Alora (11 people, 2.43%)
  4. Ortho-est (11 people, 2.43%)
  5. Prempro (11 people, 2.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (14 hours ago):

  • Was diagnosed after Mirena about a 1 afterwards had another placed after two miscarriages and have massive issues and side effects of graves again. When I had the first removed my graves went into remission. Now it is all over the map having the second mirena removed.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I've had flank pain on my left side for several months now. Some days its awful some days slim to none. Usually when I take 800 mg of Ibuprofen they pain is tolerable. I went to the doctor for it once and they associated it with being a muscle pain, and gave me a relaxer. That makes me tired and doesn't help. They also gave me an antibiotic because I tested positive for a UTI.

    Any ideas? Could the pain be from my Mirena?

    Reply

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