Review: could Mirena cause Stomach pain (Abdominal pain)?
Summary: Stomach pain is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Wellbutrin, and have Birth control.
We study 62,581 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,205 have Stomach pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach pain and more.
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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 62,930 users)
Stomach Pain has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, depression.(view latest reports from 76,969 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 62,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 4,205 people (6.72%) have Stomach Pain.
Time on Mirena when people have Stomach pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stomach pain||32.00%||31.04%||12.12%||12.82%||10.60%||1.21%||0.20% |
Age of people who have Stomach pain when taking Mirena * :
|Stomach pain||0.00%||0.00%||6.12%||46.40%||32.83%||13.70%||0.78%||0.18% |
Severity of Stomach pain when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Stomach pain||7.69%||46.15%||46.15%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Stomach pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Stomach pain||0.00%||10.00%||90.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (2,958 people, 70.34%)
- Menorrhagia (298 people, 7.09%)
- Endometriosis (37 people, 0.88%)
- Dysmenorrhoea (31 people, 0.74%)
- Anxiety (30 people, 0.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Wellbutrin (44 people, 1.05%)
- Ibuprofen (32 people, 0.76%)
- Yaz (24 people, 0.57%)
- Vitamin tab (20 people, 0.48%)
- Synthroid (20 people, 0.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Ana (2 months ago):
Hello,am 23,and I had mirena for almost 3 years and I just keep having abdominal pain,no sex drive and when I do have sex with my husband it's painful, after we are done I get a horrible cramp pain. I told my doctor about this problems but she said everything was normal I know my body I know when something is wrong. I finally getting it remove and hope the every thing go back to normal!!!!!!
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