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What may be the consequences of placing the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) in a woman who has not had a child before?

What may be the consequences of placing the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) in a woman who has not had a child before?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) use...: Mirena (levonorgestrel) use in patients who have not had a child is safe, and its a recent new indication backed by solid medical information. So its safe and does not increase the risk of infertility, provided you do not develop pelvic inflammatory disease while wearing it. ...Read more

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Rhythm Method Of Birth Control (Definition)

Calendar Method. The calendar (rhythm method) is considered the least reliable of fertility awareness methods. Women who have very irregular periods may have even less success with this method. In the calendar method, the woman first keeps a record of her menstrual periods for about 6 - 12 months. She then subtracts 18 days from the shortest and 11 days from the longest of the previous menstrual cycles. For example, if a woman's shortest cycle was 26 days and her longest cycle was 30 days, she must abstain from intercourse from day 8 through day ...Read more


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I haven't had any children yet, but I have birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and it's been causing me pain in my lower abdomin. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year + now. ?

I haven't had any children yet, but I have birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and it's been causing me pain in my lower abdomin. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year + now.  ?

Lots of other causes: You will need to be seen by your doctor to determine the cause of pain. Of you had your iud for over a year without problems i would investigate other causes such as an ovarian cyst. The doctor will verify the iud is in the proper location by exam or sonogram and look for other causes as well as test for infection. ...Read more

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Im on the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel). Would taking garcinia cambogia effect my body or birth control?

Im on the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel). Would taking garcinia cambogia effect my body or birth control?

Garcinia: There should be no interaction with your birth control. The problem is that there impure bottles of garcinia on the market and as a result, long term effects on the body are unknown. ...Read more

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Could the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a false negative result on a urine test? I already have a toddler that i conceived on birth control and im afraid it has happened again.

Could the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a false negative result on a urine test? I already have a toddler that i conceived on birth control and im afraid it has happened again.

I'm : I'm not quite sure i understand your question, but i will try to answer as best as i can. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a 5 year iud that is coated with a small amount of hormone. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. This means you have about a 1% chance of getting pregnant. If your urine pregnancy test is negative, then it's likely correct. If you want to be sure you can request a blood test from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and I have irregular periods but i also have brown discharge so what does that mean?

I have the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and I have irregular periods but i also have brown discharge so what does that mean?

Old blood: You may have some sloughing of the the uterine lining causing drainage, but less than a period. Mirena (levonorgestrel) and irregular periods (if not both related in your case) can do this. If persists or becomes uncomfortable, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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I been on birth control (IUDs) mirena (levonorgestrel) for 10 yrs I been trying to get pregnant for over a year why hasn't it happened? Could the IUD be the reason

I been on birth control (IUDs) mirena (levonorgestrel) for 10 yrs I been trying to get pregnant for over a year why hasn't it happened? Could the IUD be the reason

Long changes: With 10 years of near constant progesterone presence in your uterus with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD in place, I have to think that it's going to take your body awhile to readjust to get back to "normal" levels of it's own hormones and cycles. Patience is difficult to have when you're trying to conceive but give your body some more time and keep trying.Consider using ovulation kits to know exactly when to try. ...Read more

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Could using the birth control IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a lot of bacterial infections?

Could using the birth control IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a lot of bacterial infections?

In some people: It can make you more susceptible to infections and vaginal discharge, at your age if u don't want fertilty you are much better off getting an in office tubal takes 5 min. And then after that if u want no more periods which are worthless once you don't want kids i offer my pts an in office endometrial ablation, takes 8 minutes, miss 1/2 day of work, 50-60 % no periods , about 30 % light epriods. ...Read more

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My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer. We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control. Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer.  We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control.  Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

Probably: One mechanism of action for the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (and there are several) is the thinning of the endometrium. That makes the lining of the uterus less receptive to implantation of a fertilized egg. When a conception does occur, most of the time that fertilized egg will not implant and the pregnancy will not be established - this results in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) being an abortifacient at least part of the time. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and it's mirena (levonorgestrel) and sometimes I have a period and sometimes I don't every month but this month it's on but the smell this month i?

I'm on birth control and it's mirena (levonorgestrel) and sometimes I have a period and sometimes I don't every month but this month it's on but the smell this month i?

Pelvic exam .: It is not normal to miss periods on birth control pills. Hope you are taking the pills at the same time every day .The smell could be sign of infection. A pelvic exam is a must. Consider changing the birth control pill is there is no infection. ...Read more

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I switched from birth control pills to mirena (levonorgestrel) on may 1st. Took last pill on 2nd..Period on 5th to 11, spotting ever since. Is this normal?

Not likely: Iud's are one of the most effective forms of birth control. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1%. Anytime you suspect pregnancy take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If your test is positive you should see your doctor urgently because of the risk of tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy). ...Read more

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What would happen if i took birth control while having mirena (levonorgestrel) in order to temporarily get rid of my period?

What would happen if i took birth control while having mirena (levonorgestrel) in order to temporarily get rid of my period?

Bcp's/Mirena: Using birth control pills while having a Mirena IUD can only stop a period if you start the oral bcp on the first week of your period, and will only delay the next period if you take continuously the active pills with no breaks (i.e., no placebo pills) until you are past the time where your period is not wanted. There is no problem with having the Mirena at the same time. ...Read more

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What would happen if i took birth control orally while having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What would happen if i took birth control orally while having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Nothing most likely: The mirena (levonorgestrel) has small amounts of hormones while oral contraceptives have hormones; a combination of two will be excessive. It may not cause any immediate harm but there is a risk of clot formation due to the excess hormonal treatment. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I got my Mirena birth control removed Monday & started bleeding Tuesday, can I use a Tampon or should I use Sanitary Pads?

I got my Mirena birth control removed Monday & started bleeding Tuesday, can I use a Tampon or should I use Sanitary Pads?

Either: 98 percent of women use both. Pads once in are more discrete and you can wear doing activities such as swimming. Negative are you can still leak a little and soil bedding or clothing. Another negative is possibility of Toxic Shock Syndrome, but this was more of a problem in the past. Pads are still used most frequently though. The choice is yours! ...Read more

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Does the steroid prednisone have an affect on birth control such as the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Does the steroid prednisone have an affect on birth control such as the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

No: In general by itself no, but if you have a medical problem like lupus and steroids control it you may have a greater chance of getting pregnant and having a successful pregnancy . It is not an iud. ...Read more

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I have been trying to conceive now since November of 2014. i was previously on the mirena birth control for 3 years and had it removed in oct of 2014. since the removal my period has returned and has been on time like clock work. recently i begun my cycle

I have been trying to conceive now since November of 2014. i was previously on the mirena birth control for 3 years and had it removed in oct of 2014. since the removal my period has returned and has been on time like clock work. recently i begun my cycle

Try midway of cycle: I don't think you were able to ask your full question but I assume you are asking when to try for conception. This is usually midway in your cycle. If your cycle is 30 days midway is of course 15 days after the beginning of the Last menstrual period. If your cycle is 28 days, midway is 14 days after the begging of your last menstrual period bleed. Plus 3-4 months is not that long trying. ...Read more

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I've had a mirena for over 3 years. I'm 44 years old, and the mirena is not being used for birth control reasons?

I've had a mirena for over 3 years.  I'm 44 years old, and the mirena is not being used for birth control reasons?

What's the question?: To get the most from this site you need to post all relevant information about your health issue and then ask a clear related question. Sticking a question mark after a statement doesn't count. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked so each must have all relevant information/question. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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Bowel Control (Definition)

Bowel control is the normal condition in which a person (other than a baby) can almost always decide when he wants to poop (have a bowel movement). Loss of bowel control can occur with spinal cord injuries, dementia, overall weakness, severe diarrhea, etc... Without bowel control, poop just comes ...Read more


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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more