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    Mirena intrauterine

    Side Effects

    List Mirena intrauterine side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with Mirena intrauterine:

    Common side effects of Mirena intrauterine:

    • Abnormally Long or Heavy PeriodsSevere
    • Absence of Menstrual PeriodsSevere
    • Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual PeriodSevere
    • Enlargement of an OvarySevere
    • Discharge from the VaginaLess Severe
    • Inflammation or Infection of Vagina and VulvaLess Severe
    • Infrequent MenstruationLess Severe
    • Mood ChangesLess Severe
    • Pelvic PainLess Severe
    • Stomach CrampsLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of Mirena intrauterine:

    • AnemiaSevere
    • DepressionSevere
    • High Blood PressureSevere
    • RashSevere
    • "Change of Life" SignsLess Severe
    • AcneLess Severe
    • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
    • BackacheLess Severe
    • Breast TendernessLess Severe
    • EczemaLess Severe
    • Excessive HairinessLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Hair LossLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • Inflammation of the CervixLess Severe
    • ItchingLess Severe
    • NervousLess Severe
    • Ovarian CystLess Severe
    • Painful PeriodsLess Severe
    • Weight GainLess Severe

    Rare side effects of Mirena intrauterine:

    • Blood Clot Formation in VeinsSevere
    • Blood Clot in a Deep VeinSevere
    • Blood Clot in an ArterySevere
    • Blood Clot in LungSevere
    • Blood Infection caused by group A Streptococcus BacteriaSevere
    • breast cancerSevere
    • Expulsion of Intrauterine Contraceptive DeviceSevere
    • Giant HivesSevere
    • Non-Contagious Disease due to Actinomyces BacteriaSevere
    • Pelvic Inflammatory DiseaseSevere
    • Perforation of Uterus caused by IUDSevere
    • Pregnancy Located Outside of Womb; Often in Fallopian TubeSevere
    • StrokeSevere
    • HivesLess Severe
    • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
    • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe

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