If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don't use Mirena. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP)... Continue below
Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during and after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your healthcare provider, as Mirena may not have been properly placed. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay. After that Mirena can be checked by your healthcare provider once a year as part of your routine exam.
Mirena is placed in the uterus, not the vagina, so neither you nor your partner should be able to feel it during sex. If you or your partner do feel pain, talk to your healthcare provider.
If you ever have trouble finding the threads or feel more than just the threads, call your healthcare provider right away. And in the meantime, use a non-hormonal form of birth control as a backup.
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