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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.

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.

At risk: 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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My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could I get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could I get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

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

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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?

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

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My iud mirena (levonorgestrel) expired February 4 2015 can I get pregnant if im bleeding?

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

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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

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

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If you get pregnant on mirena (levonorgestrel) will it show on a test?

If you get pregnant on mirena (levonorgestrel) will it show on a test?

Yes: If you have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud in place, and you get pregnant, the pregnancy test is still reliable and not affected by the iud. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant by the Mirena?

Mirena IUD: The Mirena IUD is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. This means pregnancy is highly unlikely while using Mirena. It is a highly effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

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

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Can I get pregnant with 1 1/2 month left my mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can I get pregnant with 1 1/2 month left my mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: Although it is very low chance, every birth control has a failure rate. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is as maximally effective until the 5 years is complete. It is about the best on the market. ...Read more

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If I get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel) will it hurt the baby?

If I get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel) will it hurt the baby?

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

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Should women wait to get pregnant after removing mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Should women wait to get pregnant after removing mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Not long: The effect of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be gone in less that a month and may be gone much quicker. There is no specific waiting period to begin trying to conceive after the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed. ...Read more

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Pregnant with mirena (levonorgestrel) and I get it removed will it hurt the baby?

Pregnant with mirena (levonorgestrel) and I get it removed will it hurt the baby?

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

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How early can you get pregnant when you got your mirena (levonorgestrel) tooken out?

How early can you get pregnant when you got your mirena (levonorgestrel) tooken out?

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

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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

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My mirena (levonorgestrel) expired march of this year I haven't gotten it removed yet and now im pregnant?

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

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Should we wait to get pregnant after knowing the mirena (levonorgestrel) has come out? Or could we attempt as is?

Attempt as is: There is no delay to fertility after removal of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It may be confusing at first, though, where exactly you are in your cycle. ...Read more

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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?

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Not usually: Mirena (levonorgestrel)'s effects are usually clear by the next cycle after removal; there are many reports of pregnancy following Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena (iud)?

Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena (iud)?

Yes but rare: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud failures are possible but not very common. If you think you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. If it's positive it's very important that you see your doctor immediately. The risk of tubal pregnancy under these rare circumstances is 25%. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get pregnant right after having the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed?

Is it ok to get pregnant right after having the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should have no impact on your ability to get pregnant and carry a pregnancy. I am however worried about your age and suggest that you see an OBGYN to discuss the risks/chances of your getting pregnant in order to optimize your chances. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant with a tubal and the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Yes, this is for me

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

Mirena (Definition)

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