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A 32-year-old female asked:

ive had the mirena iud inserted is it possible to fall pregnant after a week of insertion, 3weeks later im struggling with fatigue, low blood pressure and sugar. ive been extremely emotional!i had the mirena before and never experienced this! ?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pregnant: Mirena, as with all forms of birth control, has its limitations. Always possible you could be pregnant. It would be worthwhile to check a home pregnancy test.

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