Does the Mirena Coil Cause Weight Gain?


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The Mirena coil does not cause weight gain, according to WebMD. This is one of the advantages of choosing it over other contraceptive methods.

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In addition to no weight gain, other advantages of using the Mirena coil include:

  • It can reduce bleeding by 90 percent after a few months of using it
  • It alleviates menstrual cramps
  • There is evidence to suggest it alleviates endometriosis symptoms
  • Reduced risk of ectopic pregnancy
  • It is a long acting contraceptive that does not require frequent changes

Women considering the Mirena coil should discuss the benefits and risks with a health care provider. There is a small risk of expulsion and perforation, although such incidences are rare.

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