Mirena Intrauterine Device Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Yeast Infection Of The Vagina And Vulva
  • Acne
  • An Infection Of The Vagina Called Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vulvovaginitis, An Inflammation Or Infection Of The Vagina And Vulva

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Anemia
  • Depression
  • Enlargement Of An Ovary

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Decrease In How Often A Woman Menstruates
  • A Type Of Skin Condition With Redness And Itching Called Eczema
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • An Ovarian Cyst
  • Backache
  • Breast Pain
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flashes
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Inflammation Of The Cervix
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Itching
  • Mood Changes
  • Nervousness
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Weight Gain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot In An Artery
  • A Blood Infection With Group A Streptococcus Bacteria
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Migraine Headache
  • A Stroke
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • An Infection By Actinomyces Bacteria Called Actinomycosis
  • An Infection Of The Female Reproductive Organs Called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Blood Clot Formation In Veins
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Breast Cancer
  • Expulsion Of Intrauterine Contraceptive Device
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Pregnancy To Occur Outside Of Womb
  • Puncture Of The Uterus From The Intra-Uterine Device

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Decrease In Production Of Breast Milk
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Darkening Of The Skin
  • Hives
  • Pain With Sexual Intercourse
  • Uterine Cramps
  • Visible Water Retention

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