Posted by: Nadine | 2011/05/25

Mirena side effects?

I have been experiencing headaches as well as lower abdominal pain and mood swings. my GP sent me to I a gyna which I visited yesterday, as was told that the headaches came from high blood pressure as it was a little high. But couldnt find anything else in regards to abdominal pain and mood swings.

Can hypertension and abdominal pain be side effects of the mirena?

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The Mirena device can definately cause lower abdominal pain, due to irritation. I am unable to find any relation of Mirena with headaches, hypertension and mood swings. The Mirena is very lightly coated with progesterone and the only hormonal side-effects are lighter menstrual bleeding and spotting in the first month. Refer to the following link for more details about this device:

Re-consult your doctor for blood tests and evaluation of your blood pressure, in order to find the cause for your symptoms. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of conditions that can cause your symptoms and I am therefore, unable to provide you with accurate medical advice.


Dr Anrich

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