Before we "scare you off" with this relatively long list of side effects, we have to mention that most are temporary and that not every woman who gets a Mirena IUD will have all, or even any, of these side effects. With that out of the way, here you are:
- To start with, the placement of the Mirena coil may be uncomfortable or even painful. You may also experience bleeding during the placement.
- There is a risk of the Mirena coil coming out by itself, particularly in the immediate period following placement. Watch out for bad cramps, bleeding, and a white device coming out of your vagina.
- Women who have just had the Mirena IUD placed often experience cramping and pain. This should not last call your doctor if the symptoms do not go away.
- You may experience changes in your menstrual cycle and your bleeding. It is likely that your menstruation will be less heavy after you have the Mirena, which is really a positive side effect!
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weight gain
If you have any of the following side effects, contact your healthcare provider right away:
- Genital sores
- Pain during sexual intercourse or during your period
- Nausea that is persistent
- Dizziness and feeling weak
And here are some side effects that can occur, but may not be apparent to the Mirena user:
- Ovarian cysts
- High blood pressure