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Review: could Mirena cause Ovarian cyst?

Summary: Ovarian cyst could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Yaz, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 826 have Ovarian cyst. Find out below who they are, when they have Ovarian cyst and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 62,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 826 people (1.32%) have Ovarian Cyst. They amount to 2.34% of all the 35,346 people who have Ovarian Cyst on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ovarian cyst in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Ovarian cyst * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ovarian cyst8.82%29.90%13.48%24.26%18.87%4.66%0.00%

Age of people who have Ovarian cyst when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ovarian cyst0.00%0.00%4.63%42.84%35.02%16.93%0.58%0.00%

Severity of Ovarian cyst when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ovarian cyst0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ovarian cyst ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ovarian cyst0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (533 people, 64.53%)
  2. Menorrhagia (51 people, 6.17%)
  3. Endometriosis (12 people, 1.45%)
  4. Vaginal haemorrhage (10 people, 1.21%)
  5. Menstruation irregular (10 people, 1.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yaz (9 people, 1.09%)
  2. Clotrimazole (7 people, 0.85%)
  3. Oral contraceptive nos (7 people, 0.85%)
  4. Multi-vitamins (6 people, 0.73%)
  5. Albuterol (6 people, 0.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I am 51 years of age and only have 1 ovary left as I had a hysterectomy in 2004. I saw my gynecologist for my yearly and it was timely as two weeks prior I was having tenderness in my ovary. She did an ultrasound two days ago and I am waiting on the results. I was prone to cysts, which is why only this ovary remains. I have been on Latuda for approximately several months and have not had any blood work done yet. I am wondering if prolactin levels can cause cysts to occur and if anyone has experienced this.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Became irritable and high strung a couple of weeks after Mirena was placed. I did not notice this side effect, but others around me noticed it, after 2-3 months started going into a manic phase for several weeks followed by depression. Told gynecologist, she removed it and I began feeling myself again after a couple of weeks. I have a family history of bipolar, but no personal history of any mental/emotional problems. A rare side effect, but my system cannot handle synthetic hormones. Now have a copper IUD in place without any side effects. Glad I had a supportive gynecologist, she told me it normally causes depression in sensitive people, but when we really researched it, we found there are cases of other mental emotional side effects in sensitive people.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Everything seemed like I was pregnant and now I have a missing IUD going for an ultrasound then to surgically remove the IUD when found.

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