Review: could Mirena cause Vaginal discharge?
Summary: Vaginal discharge 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 Cyclizine, and have Contraception.
We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 792 have Vaginal discharge. Find out below who they are, when they have Vaginal discharge and more.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,832 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.
Vaginal discharge (latest reports from 18,236 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, post coital contraception, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 62,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 792 people (1.27%) have Vaginal Discharge. They amount to 4.34% of all the 18,231 people who have Vaginal Discharge on eHealthMe.
Time on Mirena when people have Vaginal discharge * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Vaginal discharge||20.47%||28.37%||17.21%||13.95%||17.67%||2.33%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Vaginal discharge when taking Mirena * :
|Vaginal discharge||0.00%||0.00%||6.62%||42.68%||36.06%||13.76%||0.87%||0.00% |
Severity of Vaginal discharge when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Vaginal discharge||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Vaginal discharge ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Vaginal discharge||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (514 people, 64.90%)
- Menorrhagia (42 people, 5.30%)
- Endometriosis (16 people, 2.02%)
- Uterine leiomyoma (16 people, 2.02%)
- Menstrual disorder (12 people, 1.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyclizine (8 people, 1.01%)
- Flagyl (6 people, 0.76%)
- Ambien (6 people, 0.76%)
- Valtrex (5 people, 0.63%)
- Acetaminophen (5 people, 0.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Bettyboop83 (2 years ago):
Australia Female 27yrs old. I have had 4 mirena's. 2 of which lead to falling pregnant and dissolving and surgery to remove the rest. The 3rd was removed at my local women's hosptial due to being 7 weeks pregnant. My beautiful healthy girl is now 3.Yet again I have another due to medical reason's and this time getting major side effects and this is one, the mirena is great if you can manage the crazy thinys it doesto your body
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I DO NOT recommend this device for ANYONE. I have had it for 13 months and it has completely changed every aspect of my life. All of my symptoms began around the 12-month mark except the excess vaginal secretions and odor which began almost instantly. I also blacked out for the first time in my ife while using Mirena which was the most terrifying experience I have ever had.
It does prevent pregnancy but it is ruining my physical and mental health. I hope to have it removed soon.
Hopefully this will help anyone out there in my situation. You don't have to take my word for it either. Research it on your own.
Lisa on Mar, 9, 2013:
I am 34 yr old female who chose to have the IUD placed for painful/heavy periods after having side effects from oral birth control. I had it placed 3 months ago. Since then I have had severe mood swings ranging from anger/aggitation to severe depression. I have gain 15 pounds (in 3 months), all in my abdomen- I look 6-7 months pregnant and no longer fit in any of my pants. I have severe headaches from the moment I wake up until I go to bed- to the point it feels like my head will explode- I take 3 aleve daily and that does nothing for the pain. I have no sex drive, and started having vaginal dryness- for which I was prescibed a vaginal estrogen cream.When the IUD was placed, I bled for almost the whole 3 months to the point I am anemic. I have changed NOTHING in my lifestyle since having the Mirena placed- I am active, work out 3-4 days a week, eat healthy. So, since having the Mirena placed I am on Iron for anemia, been on 2 different anti-depressants, have a vaginal cream. I have called my Dr who said all these side effects are 'normal'. It is not NORMAL for me- I am NOT the same person I was only 3 months ago. I am having this taken out as soon as possible. I am a nurse, and thought I researched this enough, until I started reading these blogs and see how many women have had the same side effects. Some women have had none. I STRONGLY encourage any woman to read more than what the medical and IUD websites state- read what real women are feeling.
Mandy on Mar, 10, 2013:
I have been having some of the same effects I informed my OB/GYN that I would probly want top have it removed. They told me that the insurance said when they paid for it I would have to try it for six months.I didn't remember them telling me that nore did I sign an agreement. When I got upset about this they sent me a letter that they dropped me as a patient. Now how am I supposed to get this thing out?
Maria on Jun, 2, 2013:
I had my mirena put in 11 months ago for horrible cramps and heavy periods. I started having breast tenderness, severe mood swings, then milky nipple drainage. I was also having pregnancy symptoms. I reported ithese symptoms to my object/gyn and dismissed them. I was pissed. I took matters into my own hand. I consulted a homeopathic doctor. I take some supplements from natures sunshine called liver balance and proactizyme. I feel sooooooo much better. If i deviate from the amount im supposed to take all the symptoms come back. Good luck to you. Know there is hope for feeling better.
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