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I'm 21 i have had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 years and 4 months i haven't had a period for 5 years but i have been having some spotting. is my iud still working?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Don't count on it!: At 5 years and 4 months, your Mirena (levonorgestrel) is probably still secreting enough hormone to affect your periods but not enough to keep you from getting pregnant. I wouldn't count on it protecting you from pregnancy. If you like it, you can have it removed and another one put in. Best wishes!

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Last updated Dec 28, 2014

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