Mirena is not only reliable contraceptive, but also very effective therapeutic agent for the regulation of heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding. It is made as intrauterine system (IUS – Intrauterine System), which consists of small plastic T-shaped frame and is inserted into the uterus. The vertical part of the T-structure carries a cylinder containing hormone, and the lower part of the vertical leg is attached to the two thin threads. The hormone in the cylinder, which is identical to one of the hormones contained in the contraceptive pill, is gradually released into the uterine cavity, and its release rate is controlled by a membrane on a cylinder.
It activates from the day of insertion, whereby the hormone is released gradually, and every day at the same amount. The system is effective for five years.
Mirena is a very reliable method of contraception, whose security is similar to the result of the sterilization process. Clinical studies have shown that the percentage of pregnancies in women who used it for one year equals only 0.2 percent.
It is ideal for women who gave birth, although it can used by the women who have not. Then, it is recommended for women who have heavy and painful periods, strong PMS, pelvis pain, those who do not want or cannot use birth control pills, condoms, and other natural methods of contraception, women in the forties, and those who want a reliable method of contraception that does not burden them in daily chores and sex life. Mirena also provides with therapeutic treatment. It helps reduce the monthly thickening of the uterine lining as well as reducing heavy menstrual bleeding. If the woman had curettage due to polyps or heavy bleeding, setting Mirena may be considered an option, even when histopathological findings after curettage show changes in cells.
Setting Mirena certainly requires for this qualified doctor. After reviewing and eliminating state in which it is not recommended, as well as the positioning and size of the uterus, the insertion may occur between the third and seventh day of the menstrual cycle (counting from the first day of bleeding). The procedure is brief and usually painless, except that slight discomfort might appear, however it goes away in the next few hours. Check-outs should be planned a month to six weeks after setting up Mirena, and then once a year. If you want advice and how to prevent these issues there are some incredible resources online that give detailed advice on the effects of IUD bleeding and how this can be helped.
With Mirena, periods become shorter and weaker, reducing the monthly blood loss and increasing the concentration of iron and hemoglobin in the blood. For women who are closer to menopause, IUS is an excellent solution to the problem of irregular bleeding and contraception in this unstable period.
Given that the Mirena is at the same time modern means of contraception and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding, with broad spectrum efficiency, it is used by more and more women. Since modern life pace leaves little room for daily reflection on the protection against unwanted pregnancy, and taking pills due to heavy menstruation and consequent anaemia, there is a constant tendency of increasing the use of intrauterine systems among modern women.