Review: could Mirena cause Endometriosis?


Summary

Endometriosis is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lupron Depot, and have Contraception . We study 92,184 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 209 have Endometriosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Endometriosis and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 92,673 users)

Endometriosis

Endometriosis (appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain) has been reported by people with hot flush, pain, mood swings, abdominal pain, pelvic pain (latest reports from 10,988 Endometriosis patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

92,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 209 people (0.23%) have Endometriosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Endometriosis?

Time on Mirena when people have Endometriosis *:

  • < 1 month: 11.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.33 %
  • 10+ years: 3.1 %

Gender of people who have Endometriosis when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 99.52 %
  • male: 0.48 %

Age of people who have Endometriosis when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.53 %
  • 20-29: 50.59 %
  • 30-39: 31.76 %
  • 40-49: 10.59 %
  • 50-59: 3.53 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (120 people, 57.42%)
  • Endometriosis (21 people, 10.05%)
  • Menorrhagia (14 people, 6.70%)
  • Pain (9 people, 4.31%)
  • Migraine (5 people, 2.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vicodin (6 people, 2.87%)
  • Lupron Depot (6 people, 2.87%)
  • Yasmin (5 people, 2.39%)
  • Nuvaring (4 people, 1.91%)
  • Ibuprofen. (4 people, 1.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pelvic Pain (64 people, 30.62%)
  • Pain (55 people, 26.32%)
  • Ovarian Cyst (51 people, 24.40%)
  • Injury (46 people, 22.01%)
  • Abdominal Pain (44 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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