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Review: could Mirena cause Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Summary: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Metformin hcl, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 33 have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). Find out below who they are, when they have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 62,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 33 people (0.05%) have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (pcos). They amount to 0.56% of all the 5,906 people who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (pcos) on eHealthMe.

Trend of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)0.00%20.00%30.00%10.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)0.00%0.00%15.00%65.00%15.00%5.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (16 people, 48.48%)
  2. Dysmenorrhoea (2 people, 6.06%)
  3. Menstrual disorder (2 people, 6.06%)
  4. Birth control and family planning (1 people, 3.03%)
  5. Birth control (1 people, 3.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (2 people, 6.06%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (1 people, 3.03%)
  3. Biotin (1 people, 3.03%)
  4. Fluocinonide (1 people, 3.03%)
  5. Clobetasol (1 people, 3.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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