What is a Mirena IUD and how does it work? The truth about the device THOUSANDS of women use
A hormonal intrauterine device (IUS) called the Mirena coil can alleviate heavy periods, prevent uterine lining damage after menopause, and be used as a means of contraception.
nnOnce applied, there is a slight chance of infection, but it may always be taken off.
IUDs, like the Mirena coil, release progesterone instead of the copper that is typically present in IUDs.
nnMcCall believed that her program would help dispel the “horror stories” associated with the five-minute surgery. She uses the Mirena coil as a form of hormone replacement treatment (HRT).
Women have been putting off getting the IUD for years because of claims that it is painful to insert. Some viewers even claimed that the “gruesome” pain they endured was worse than giving birth.
How does the Mirena IUD work?
After being inserted into the uterus, the Mirena IUD works by releasing the progesterone hormone levonorgestrel.
The hormone is then released steadily over a period of five years or until it is removed.
In terms of birth control, the Mirena coil helps prevent pregnancy by thickening mucus in the cervix to prevent sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg.
The type of coil used by Davina McCall also thins the lining of the uterus, partially suppressing ovulation.
The NHS says an IUS is more than 99% effective for five years, after which a replacement Mirena coil must be inserted to maintain the contraceptive effect.
An IUD, or IUD, is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that is placed in your uterus
Fertility returns to normal almost immediately after removing the Mirena IUD, which can still be used if you are breastfeeding.
When it comes to HRT, the Mirena replaces progestin, the hormone that is no longer produced by women’s bodies at the time of menopause.
Davina – responding in real time – described the adjustment as “uncomfortable,” but added: “It’s not too bad and with this gel I hardly feel anything.”
Prior to insertion, she was given a numbing gel, which was performed by Dame Lesley Regan, one of Britain’s leading gynecologists and the government’s czar for women’s health.
Davina applauded the breathing advice given to her, telling her to “exhale your breath so it hits the ceiling” as she removed the coil.
The ex-Big Brother host did admit to having had two painful coil incidents in the past, including one that felt like an “abrasion.”
As a younger woman, she had previously used the IUD as a contraceptive.