Another concern for IUD users is the occurrence of bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is associated with an imbalance of good and harmful bacteria within a woman's vagina.
Several factors come into play that helps the harmful bacteria to increase, such as increased sexual intercourse or more sexual partners, douching and IUDs.
Bacterial vaginosis IUD complications occur when the use of an IUD introduces bacteria into the female reproductive tract triggering an infection. BV infections are more common among women with IUDs than any other group.
The best way to deal with bacterial vaginosis infections, especially when they recur, is to have the IUD removed. Although there is no proof that an IUD causes bacterial vaginosis, the numbers of women with IUDs who become infected is enough to create an association.
Treatment with antibiotics is the usual route; however, the use of antibiotics does not guarantee the infections won't come back. Often natural treatments can work very effectively in treating BV, and there are no side effects.
Mirena and Yeast Infection
One of the most common side effects of the Mirena coil is yeast infections, which differs from bacterial vaginosis. Yeast infections are very unpleasant and uncomfortable.
There is a relatively effective treatment for Candida yeast infection caused by Mirena coil side effects that is called immunotherapy. The woman is not to eat any foods that contain yeast and sugars and is given an allergenic substance by drops or injection to enhance the immune capabilities of her body.
Yeast infections are very hard to get rid of once they're established and many women choose to have the Mirena removed in order to rid them entirely of the infection.
Mirena and other types of IUDs are effective against pregnancy. There are other types of birth control available that are non-invasive and effective. Read about them in this section.