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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Levonorgestrel (Overview)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has properties similar to progesterone.


Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
916 doctors shared insights

Levonorgestrel (Overview)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has properties similar to progesterone.


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What is another levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system besides mirena?

What is another levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system besides mirena?

Other IUDs: There was an iud called progestasert that contained progestin hormone, but now the only ones other than Mirena (levonorgestrel) come from other countries. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: levonorgestrel?

Please describe the medication: levonorgestrel?

Progestin: Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has properties similar to progesterone. ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...Read more

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My periods have not come after I took 1 ipill (levonorgestrel) tab on 20th jul. Usual date is 10th of the month. Blood pregnancy test is -ve. Pls help?

Taking pill regl?: if you are using the birth control pill, taking every day(!!) at the same time, and have been on for a few months at least then with this low dose sort, sometimes no cycle is ok, just the uterus lining got really thin. so, don't worry. If this keeps up, tho, talk to ur doc who prescribes. You may want a pill with a little higher estrogen dose. ...Read more

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Embedded mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. What are symptoms?

Embedded mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. What are symptoms?

Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Very effective: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one of the most effective non-permanent methods of birth control. It is better than 99% effective. ...Read more

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Implanon etogestrel & norplant (levonorgestrel) levorgestrel what are the difference?

Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at any time doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002 Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD come out?

If the strings pulle: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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I had an abortion about 25 days ago and my period hasn t started yet i had an unprotected sex an i used levonorgestrel after is it possible being preg?

I had an abortion about 25 days ago and my period hasn t started yet i had an unprotected sex an i used levonorgestrel after is it possible being preg?

Probably low risk: If you used Plan B within 72 hours of the sex, the risk of pregnancy is ~ 10%. But you may want to consider a reliable form of contraception so you don't have repeated pregnancy scares and end up needing another abortion. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes!: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

VERY SAFE: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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