Mirena vs Copper IUD: What You Need to Know About Weight Gain
What is an IUD?
An IUD (intrauterine device) is a small, T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is a type of long-acting reversible contraception, meaning it can remain in place for several years and can be removed at any time. There are two types of IUDs: hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs.
What is the Mirena IUD?
The Mirena IUD is a hormonal IUD that releases a steady, low dose of the hormone progestin into the uterus. It is approved for use up to 5 years and is 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancy.
What is the Copper IUD?
The Copper IUD is a non-hormonal IUD that is made of a small plastic T-shaped frame that contains copper wire. It is approved for use up to 10 years and is 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Does the Mirena or Copper IUD Cause Weight Gain?
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that either the Mirena or Copper IUD causes weight gain. However, some women may experience changes in their weight due to the hormone levels in their body. These changes are usually mild and temporary, but if they become persistent or severe, you should talk to your doctor.
The Mirena and Copper IUDs are both effective and safe methods of contraception. There is no evidence to suggest that either of them causes weight gain, but some women may experience changes in their weight due to the hormone levels in their body. If any changes become persistent or severe, it is important to speak to your doctor.