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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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What are the risks to using the progesterone iud?

What are the risks to using the progesterone iud?

Very safe option : The Progesterone IUD is a safe effective birth control method. The main risk is that it falls out (1/1760). Failures are very rare but if pregnancy occurs the risk of an ectopic pregnancy (being pregnant in the fallopian tubes) is 25%. There is a very small risk of injury when it is being inserted. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

Bleeding better: That is an excellent choice and very effective for birth control. Often that iud also decreases the amount of bleeding and sometimes even pain with your menstrual cycles. In some women with endometriosis it may be helpful for pain control but that is less studied. ...Read more

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How is the progesterone IUD typically inserted?

IUd: The procedure is done in the office and is similar to the exam for a pap smear. Speculum is inserted in the vagina and local anesthetic may be injected, not needed most of the time. We usually stabilize the cervix with an instrument called tenaculum, then the cavity is sounded. Since this is done while you are on your period the cervix is somewhat dilated the iud insertion probe is introduced. ...Read more

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How does the progesterone IUD (mirena) work in the body?

Multiple actions : The Progesterone works mainly by thickening the mucous at the cervix to kill and block sperm. It also slows the movement of the fallopian tube and thins the lining of the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who can not use a progesterone IUD (mirena)?

Yes: No: pregnant, breastfeeding, current uterine/cervical infection, liver disease, allergy to iud, current breast ca, some women with uterine anomalies (abnormally shaped uterus). Yes: adult women, teenagers, women who've not yet given birth, women with history of ectopic pregnancy, or history of pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted disease. Even some postmenopausal women. ...Read more

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What is progesterone iud?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) is the Levonorgestrel containing IUD that is available in the us. It is placed in uterus during a simple office procedure. There are potential side effects and your bleeding profile will likely change and eventually menses may be completely suppressed. You can find more at the Mirena (levonorgestrel) website that will facilitate discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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How would I know if the progesterone IUD is in the right place?

How would I know if the progesterone IUD is in the right place?

Feel for the strings: Strings are attached to your iud. Reach into your vagina until you feel something hard like the end of your nose.This is the cervix or birth canal. You should be able to feel the strings (2) as you move your finger around the cervix like a clock . If you can't feel the strings (they may curl into the cervix), ask your doctor to find it by ultrasound. Strings = proper placement. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs I should look for if I have a progesterone iud?

IUD: The majority of the problems with any IUD are noticed within the first 2-4 weeks after insertion. Abnormal bleeding, severe pain, fever, foul smelling vaginal discharge are the most common signs of trouble. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after the progesterone IUD is removed?

Can I get pregnant after the progesterone IUD is removed?

Yes: Yes you can get pregnant after removal. The exact time of return to fertility is difficult to calculate and you should use an alternative method of birth control should you not desire pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more