What is the Mirena?
The Mirena is a type of IUD (intrauterine device) that is inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy and lasts for up to five years. The Mirena releases progesterone directly into the uterus. A large percentage of ladies that have the Mirena IUD do not have a period which eliminates the pain associated with their menstrual cycle.
Using the Mirena As Part of Your Treatment Plan
The Mirena is not only a very effective contraceptive but it is also used in the treatment/control of endometriosis. In comparison to other treatment options, the Mirena is just as effective as Lupron or Zolodex (medications that are injected into your abdomen to put you into false menopause by bringing your estrogen levels down to a very minimal amount), is significantly cheaper, and lasts much longer; it only needs to be replaced every five years.
Learn more about treatments for Endometriosis here.