Taking Mesigyna® injection may decrease your desire to have sex and cause leg pain?

Expert answer:

Taking Mesigyna® Injection can decrease the desire to have sex (libido), although this side effect is uncommon, that is, it reaches between 1 and 10 in every 1,000 users of the contraceptive.

It is important to remember that there are many factors that interfere with female sexual desire. It should be taken into account psychological factors, such as stress, problems that are interfering in the moment of the affective relationship, physical factors, such as inflammations, infections or other diseases, and the use of medications.

There is little scientific evidence that the use of hormonal contraceptives interferes with women's sexual desire.

Thus, the hormonal factor should be considered in the latter case, after exhausting all other possible factors that may be interfering with the libido.

Already the leg pain is not a side effect that can be expected, although it is not impossible to occur.

However, you should be aware of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling of one leg only;
  • Pain or tenderness in the leg felt only when standing or walking;
  • Sensation of warmth, redness, or change in the color of the skin of the leg.

These symptoms may be a sign of deep vein thrombosis and it is known that there is a correlation between combined hormonal contraceptive use and increased risk of clots mainly in the first year of use.

Mesigyna® is an injectable contraceptive that should be used every month. Side effects are usually present within the first few months of administration, but after this adjustment period it is well accepted by women. The most commonly reported side effects for women are changes in the menstrual cycle, pain and tenderness in the breasts, mood instability, headaches and weight gain.

If you are using the Mesigyna® Injection and you have any of these or other symptoms check with your gynecologist, family physician, or general practitioner for an evaluation.