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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had mirena (levonorgestrel) iud for 2 1/2 yrs i been off it for about a yr. now haven't been able to concieve again what cud b wrong? can i still have babies?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Secondary infertilit: This is called secondary infertility. Although it seems like the iud is the cause of not being able to conceive; it is impossible to say that. Many women experience infertility conceiving after not having trouble with their first conception, but no research has shown birth control to cause infertility once it is stopped (the shots can cause prolonged suppression of ovulation). You need eval/tx.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 2 1/2 yrs. Been off it for a yr. Now tried to concieve but nothing what cud b wrong can I still have babies?

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Dr. Anne Hale
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It depends: The iud thins the lining of the inside of the uterus usually and so it needs to return to normal and then it is more likely you will conceive. Also, i'm not sure how long you have been trying. It takes 12 months for two normal partners to become pregnant. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) intrauterine system should not affect long term fertility.
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