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Mirena Insertion

While invented  as a contraceptive device, the Mirena is more commonly used in order to control  period pain or heavy periods.  The Mirena  device is a small T-shaped white plastic IUD containing progesterone hormone  which has a beneficial effect on menstrual flow, period pain and provides  contraception.  The Mirena device comes  from the manufacturer loaded in a 4 mm diameter plastic tube which is passed  into the cervix or mouth of the womb either under anaesthetic or in the  doctor’s office. The Mirena is deployed from the end of the plastic tube and  remains in the uterus.

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