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Review: could Mirena cause Urinary tract infection?

Summary: Urinary tract infection could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Antibiotics, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 408 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 62,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 408 people (0.65%) have Urinary Tract Infection. They amount to 0.09% of all the 453,423 people who have Urinary Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection9.52%21.43%14.88%29.17%19.64%5.36%0.00%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.00%0.30%5.72%44.58%30.12%18.67%0.60%0.00%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary tract infection0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary tract infection25.00%25.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (240 people, 58.82%)
  2. Menorrhagia (27 people, 6.62%)
  3. Endometriosis (13 people, 3.19%)
  4. Vulvovaginal candidiasis (10 people, 2.45%)
  5. Thyroidectomy (9 people, 2.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Antibiotics (16 people, 3.92%)
  2. Antimycotics (10 people, 2.45%)
  3. Albuterol (9 people, 2.21%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 1.72%)
  5. Bactrim ds (7 people, 1.72%)

* 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 (4 days ago):

  • i only recover after a course of antibiotics for urinary tract infection. I have stopped and started a few times taking pseudoephedrine and each time i take it i get urinary tract infection after

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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.

    Reply

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