What is Mirena IUCD all about?
A contraceptive device that is used widely by women to prevent unwanted pregnancies, Mirena IUCD is a T-shaped frame with strings that is placed within the uterus. The device helps in releasing progestin, a hormone that makes the mucus in the cervix viscous and makes the endometrium thin to keep sperm from entering the fallopian tubes. Another way that Mirena helps is in suppressing ovulation to a certain extent.
With the safety that this device offers, Mirena IUCD is widely opted for by women and performed in a number of fertility clinics.
How is Mirena IUCD beneficial?
As a contraceptive method, Mirena IUCD is more beneficial that most other contraceptive techniques. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Can be removed at any time with the assurance of returning to fertility immediately
- Helps in reducing menstrual bleeding
- Helps in reducing menstrual pain within a few months of insertion
- Helps reduce the risk of endometrial cancer, pelvic inflammatory diseases, etc.
- Helps eliminate the effects caused by contraceptive methods that contain estrogen
How does the procedure go?
The Mirena IUCD treatment is on that is opted for more lately as compared to other contraceptive methods owing to the fact that this treatment is a long-term solution that offers prevention from unwanted pregnancies for as long as 5 years from the time of insertion.
To carry out the Mirena IUCD procedure, the gynecologist you are taking the treatment from inserts a speculum in the vagina to ensure it remains open throughout the procedure. Once the cervix and vagina are cleaned using an antiseptic solution, an alignment is made of the cervical canal as well as the uterine cavity, using the necessary instruments. The depth of the uterine cavity is also measured in order to figure out the best way to get the device in. The Mirena device is then placed within an applicator tube by bending the arms of the device after which this tube is inserted within the cervical canal to be placed in the uterus. The gynecologist will then remove the tube and trim off the strings of the device.
Who cannot undergo this treatment?
While the Mirena IUCD treatment is safe to use, women who are diagnosed with cancer of the uterus, breast, cervix, or liver, or have any uterine abnormalities such as vaginal inflammation, fibroids, abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic inflammatory diseases or infection.
Effects of using the Mirena IUCD device
One of the most important things to know about this treatment is that it is safe to undergo with minimal side effects. However, some women may feel giddy or experience a slowing of the heart rate or low blood pressure.
Another important factor to remember about this procedure is that while it does work to prevent unwanted pregnancy, the treatment in no way helps protect one against sexually transmitted diseases.
The best way to get all your queries answered is to visit the gynecologists at Western Specialist and find out how well this treatment would suit you.