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Mirena is an IUD made of soft, flexible plastic that’s placed into your uterus by a healthcare provider.

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Kim wanted birth control
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Kim’s Story

Kim wanted birth control with no daily routine.

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Effective birth control that lasts for as
long as Kim wants, for up to 5 years.

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A mother considers her reasons
for choosing Mirena.

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Mirena for Heavy Periods

Did you know? If you choose Mirena to prevent pregnancy, it’s the only intrauterine birth control that’s approved to treat heavy periods, also known as heavy menstrual bleeding, or HMB.

What is HMB?

Mirena may help treat heavy periods

Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is defined as excessive menstrual blood loss totaling 80 mL or more (approximately 6 tablespoons) in a single cycle.

You may have HMB if you:

Wear both a tampon and a pad for double protection

Soak through a pad or tampon every 2 to 3 hours

Have ever stained your clothes as a result of a heavy period

Have to get up in the middle of the night to change your pad or tampon

Sleep with a towel for extra protection

If you have any of the symptoms above, talk to your healthcare provider about the possibility of using Mirena to treat your heavy periods.

Mirena reduces heavy periods

HMB Chart

Mirena is the first and only birth control that is FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine birth control.

Mirena reduces heavy periods. In fact, in a clinical trial of Mirena in women with heavy periods, the majority had an 80% reduction in bleeding as early as 3 months, and a 90% reduction at 6 months.

 

Mirena may also affect heavy periods in other ways

In some women with heavy bleeding, the total blood loss per cycle progressively decreases with continued use. The number of spotting and bleeding days may initially increase but then typically decrease in the months that follow. Bleeding may also continue to be irregular. Call your healthcare provider if bleeding becomes heavy after it has been light for a while.

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