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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

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Dr. Michael Fox answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

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.

Answered 6/15/2016

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