Does mirena coil cause pelvic infection?

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

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

Reviewers that reported pelvic infection as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

I had my first Mirena fitted after the birth of my second child. It seemed to work well although my periods became even more irregular than then they were before and I had weeks of spotting at a time especially as I was approaching the 5 year mark. However overall I was satisfied and opted to have it replaced when it expired. This was quite traumatic and took a very long time as the strings had moved making it hard to access. However, the GP was able to remove it and I had a second one fitted which worked much like the first one. However, when it came time to have that one removed and a third one fitted my cervix went into spasm at the point of fitting the new one which was extremely painful and after what felt like forever the GP told me they were unable to fit a new coil that day and to come back. I went back and tried again a month later and the same thing happened. A month after that I was admitted to hospital with an abscess in my fallopian tube caused by repeated failed attempts to insert the coil. I was in hospital for 4 days and off work for over 3 weeks due to the pain/side effects of the antibiotics I had to take.

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Somewhat positive mood

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jun 23

Its was ok until I started getting depression / low mood 10 months in, along with cystic acne (getting a prescription retinoid & taking skin supplents fixed te skin, but the low mood continues). I had cramping / bleeding most days for the first 6 months that gradually got lesser up until 12 months - but it is still there and I can get 10 day long cramping bleeding periods. I also now get rectum pain / aching which is annoying but not unbearable I did get weight gain at first, but that went away (which doesnt usually happen for me), so that was really good. Initially my boobs were larger / I would get tender breasts, but that has also now gone Ultimately these symptoms were OK for me, as I was using this to avoid really bad PMS / endometriosis pain - but the depression is now getting too much for me, so I have done an online colsult with The Lowdown & am taking steps to try something to fix this (would highly recommend this)

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Jun 23

I had a pretty bad storey few months with the coil. I got an infection post insertion and can pelvic pain on and off for a few months. Nothing major more annoying than painful. Periods very very light. Then I had another infection and it was more painful this time. Turned out the strings were left too long and that was was causing the discomfort and infections. I’ve had them trimmed and I’ve not had any issues since. I get some slight cramping around ovulation and period but hardly any bleeding more discharge. I found my moods have improved and I’m not so crazy with PMT each month. Overall I’m happy with it but it was a bit difficult for the first 6 months but I’m glad I stuck with it.

Somewhat positive mood

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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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