Is Mirena recommended for use by all women?

No, there are several reasons a Mirena IUS may not be suitable.

The Mayo Clinic says your health care provider may discourage use of Mirena if you:

  • Had or have breast cancer
  • Have uterine or cervical cancer
  • Have liver disease
  • Have uterine abnormalities, such as fibroids, that interfere with the placement or retention of the Mirena IUD
  • Have a pelvic infection or have a history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Have inflammation of the vagina or cervix or a lower genital tract infection
  • Are allergic to any component of the Mirena IUD
  • Have or are at high risk of a sexually transmitted infection
  • Have had previous problems with an IUD.
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