Does mirena coil cause cystitis?

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on mirena coil

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Out of the 523 reviews for mirena coil, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 8+ yr
51 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

I haven't noticed any side effects, and its been a good form of contraception, which is why I have remained on it for 8+ years. The only downside is the painful insertion and removal process.

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Worse skin

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Sep 23

Having it put in was, in all honesty, excruciating. But then I was refused pain relief beforehand. Pain continued to be horrendous for over 2 weeks. Called doctor multiple times during this time but as my temperature was normal they said “it would settle”. Ongoing pain/discomfort for first 2 months (made endo symptoms worse, particularly bladder pain). On month 4 now, still experiencing the same pain during ovulation/period as before but with very light flow, mainly spotting that occurs throughout the month. Constant cystitis symptoms. Sex more painful than before (when I even feel up for it, my drive has disappeared) Giving it one more month before asking for it to be removed.

Decreased sex drive

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
56 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

I very much respect that the Mirena works for some but there needs to be more responsive services for those who do have a problem. I was recommended it too to prevent endometrial cancer and believe my risk (of endometrial cancer) as I breastfed for three years and am not obese was exaggerated and the possible Mirena side effects were underplayed, for example, The Scottish Medicines' agency says 89% of women get side effects with the Kyleena. My periods were lighter but much longer. In the end, after 7 weeks of being gaslighted and suffering "contractions" it was removed as an emergency under a general anaesthetic.

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Mirena coil common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

61% of mirena coil reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of mirena coil reviewers reported tender breasts

41% of mirena coil reviewers reported vaginal discharge

30% of mirena coil reviewers reported lower back pain

25% of mirena coil reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible mirena coil side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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