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Can You Get Pregnant On Mirena If Its Expired
My Mirena expired in Oct of this year. Is it possible to get pregnant I haven't had it removed yet? When it expired in Oct.
If you are sexually active, you are at risk of getting pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
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Supposed to come out: At 5 yr mark yes you could get pregnant please see you gyn and have it removed asap and either get another one put in or use something else and if u want no more kids you can get an essure tubal takes 5 minutes, no cutting, I do them in office, no cutting, can work in the am, do it in the pm, go back to work next am. ...Read more
My mirena (levonorgestrel) was inserted 3/4/2010 getting it out next Friday. Is it expired right now and can I get pregnant right now?
You are safe: You should be safe until you get your Mirena (levonorgestrel) out next week. In England they are approved for 7 years so 9 days should not be a problem. I have found that there are more problems with bleeding as you near time for removal and replacement but no increase in the risk of pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've had the Mirena since March 2010 Ñ it's may 2015. I am now just gonna get the old one removed Ñ wanting a new one replaced but I've had intercourse since it expired with no protection. I need to find out if I'm pregnant but home tests are sayin I'm not
Take a blood: Pregnancy test to confirm if you have any doubts. ...Read more
Time to change: The manufacturer of Mirena (levonorgestrel) recommends removal after five years. We do know a "grace period" is built in knowing that some may keep in longer. A few studies have demonstrated that it is effective for longer than five years. Regardless, it should be removed and replaced if you are not ready to get pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
My mirena (levonorgestrel) was inserted 3/4/2010 does that mean its expired and can I get pregnant? Last period 2/28/2015 lasted 3 days
Not quite...: There is no timer inside the Mirena (levonorgestrel). There is no sudden event upon reaching the 5-year mark. The chance of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) being effective is the same the month before expiration and the month after expiration (real life doesn't change that rapidly. One can just make an appointment to see about getting a new Mirena (levonorgestrel), within weeks or 2-3 months. ...Read more
Can you get pregnant on mirena (levonorgestrel)? If so will a pregnancy test show or will your body send out the wrong hormones because of mirena (levonorgestrel)?
Not likely: Remember, nothing is 100% effective, but having a well placed Mirena (levonorgestrel) is >98% effective. A positive test will still occur in case of pregnancy & if it does happen, see your doc asap so your pregnancy can be evaluated & the Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed. It's normal to skip menses and a negative pregnancy test can be trusted, so relax. ...Read more
Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. To put it another way, the risk of pregnancy is about 1 in 1000. Pregnancy isn't common but it does happen in rare instances. If you do get pregnant while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place, you have a high chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more
Very few: About 1 % and many less at age 44. ...Read more
Probably not: If you get pregnant with an iud, it is best to remove it asap. Bare in mind the attempt at removal could in itself cause a miscarriage, but it is best to try to remove it if the strings are visible. ...Read more
Depends: If you get pregnant and their is an iud in place, if the iud strings can be seen, then the current recommendation is that it be removed. It is associated with a small increased risk of miscarriage, but this is not as risky as leaving it in place. ...Read more
At first ovulation: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not prevent ovulation in the majority of users as opposed to birth control pills. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed, there is no longer any contraceptive benefit. If one then has unprotected sex during ovulation, pregnancy can occur. Conception immediately post Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal is not harmful to the fetus. ...Read more
As little as 1 month: As little as one month, more likely 4-6 months. ...Read more
I'm getting my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed in two weeks is it still possible to get pregnant?
Yes: As soon as it is removed you are no longer protected. ...Read more
I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed November 1st. So it's been about 6months&i can't get pregnant?
It depends: Typically a woman's period is the best way to know whether she is capable of becoming pregnant. A woman's period often resumes roughly 1-2 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal, but that's an average, and it can be longer or shorter than that. If your cycle has returned, then you are able to get pregnant during the fertile phase of your cycle. ...Read more
My mirena (levonorgestrel) expired march of this year I haven't gotten it removed yet and now im pregnant?
Concern for preg?: Often times, a period is delayed and women are concerned about being pregnant. With a history of unprotected intercourse, the anxiety due to a possible unplanned pregnancy rises. A easy way to determine if you are pregnant is by doing a home pregnancy test. It can be done around the time of your expected period. It can be done safely & with ease within the comfort/privacy of home ...Read more
Could I really be pregnant after I removed my mirena (levonorgestrel) about two weeks ago. I got a positive test results but I was told that you couldn't get pregnant?
I'm 31 years old and had my Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed on April 27th. We've been trying to get pregnant. How long does it take for my body to get back to normal?
My mirena (levonorgestrel) has been out for almost a year and me and my partner have been trying to get pregnant, does having a mirena (levonorgestrel) in my body for affect that?
Very unlikely: There are failure rates with tubal ligation and with mirena, (levonorgestrel) but with having both it makes the failure rate really really low. You will find that many docs will tell you the answer to your question is no, but over the last 20 years I've seen pregnancies with intact mirenas (levonorgestrel) and every few years I will see someone with a failed tubal ligation (not my own patients of course). ...Read more
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