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I haven't had a period in 4 years since Mirena (levonorgestrel). The past 3 days I've had pink slimy discharged with weird smell, low back pain 2 days. Pregnant mayb?

I haven't had a period in 4 years since Mirena (levonorgestrel). The past 3 days I've had pink slimy discharged with weird smell, low back pain 2 days. Pregnant mayb?

I guess possible BUT: When women talk about WEIRD SMELLS with back pain...I interpret what they're telling me as "pretty bad" smells and back pain.....with a SLIMY discharge? That's got UTI written all over it for me until proven otherwise before pregnancy. Nevertheless, it never hurts to check with a pregnancy test if there's any possibility that's right. More questions- www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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Having low back pain, stomach upset, sore breasts, little/no appetite, brown spotting turned to a small blood flow twice. On mirena (levonorgestrel). no periods lately?

Having low back pain, stomach upset, sore breasts, little/no appetite, brown spotting turned to a small blood flow twice. On mirena (levonorgestrel). no periods lately?

This: Could be hormonal changes resulting in Premenstrual Symptoms or the start of a virus. If there is concern for pregnancy despite being on Mirena, (levonorgestrel) a home pregnancy test may be helpful. If more concern a follow up appointment with your primary care would be indicated. ...Read more

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Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) Coil inserted in march this year now having symptoms of pregnancy what advice can you give me?

Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) Coil inserted in march this year now having symptoms of pregnancy what advice can you give me?

Do a pregnancy test: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very effective contraception so that chances of being pregnant are quite low.

for peace of mind, the best thing to do is to get a home pregnancy test and make sure.

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What medication can effective the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

Levonorgestrel: The Mirena coil is an IUD that is impregnated with levonorgestrel, a second generation progestin (synthetic progestogen) used as an active ingredient in some hormonal contraceptives ...Read more

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I've mirena (levonorgestrel) coil in can I use vibroplate pleasec?

Is not advised: Provided is well placed, is ok, however new users should be on the careful side ...Read more

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WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF MIRENA (levonorgestrel) COIL IS NOT CHANGED ON TIME?

Depends: Depends on when it expired. It is good for 5 years. Has it been 5 years or 8 years. Depends on the age of the recipient. At 47, the possibility of pregnancy is low. The major risk of not changing the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is pregnancy. Of course, there is a higher risk of ectopic with IUDs. ...Read more

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There was only a nurse and she did not know and tried to google it. She was looking to ensure the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil was in place and it was?

There was only a nurse and she did not know and tried to google it. She was looking to ensure the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil was in place and it was?

See your doctor: Concern for a normal placed iud? See your gyn, they can do an Ultrasound to detect location and to give you reassurance if you are worried ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Cycles since 28, 32, 31 days. Currently still waiting for afthis month and I'm on day 36. Tests are negative. What's going on?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Cycles since 28, 32, 31 days. Currently still waiting for afthis month and I'm on day 36. Tests are negative. What's going on?

Late period: Not 100% I understand your question. It sounds like you are saying you had 3 approximately 30 days cycles after iud removal and now this one is about a week late. If your pregnancy test is negative then this is just a late cycle which is very common. Most women will go back to normal quickly. The next step depends on your goals. Cycle regulation vs conception. Track cycles over next few months. ...Read more

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My dr pressuring me to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

Talk to them: If your doctor is suggesting the mirena, (levonorgestrel) you should discuss the risks and benefits with them. There is usually a good reason why a doctor recommends medical treatment. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) has many benefits, decreased menstrual bleeding, decreased risk of endometrial cancer, decreased pain with periods, effective contraception, etc. ...Read more

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Will having a mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a false positive?

Will having a mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a false positive?

No: The hormones in Mirena (levonorgestrel) will never cause a false positive pregnancy test. If you have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) and get a positive pregnancy test - u need to get seen and tested asap to look for an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe pain after mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

Not usually: Usually there may be some cramping after placement & with menstruation, but not 'severe' pain. If this was recently placed or has grown worse over time, it's possible the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD has migrated and/or perforated the uterus. I would suggest consulting your gynecologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr pressuring me to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

Ask them why: There is usually a good reason for a doctor to recommend a treatment. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) has many benefits, and is a relatively safe procedure. You should discuss why your doctor thinks this is important for you. ...Read more

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Why am I still bleeding 8 months after having the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted?

Why am I still bleeding 8 months after having the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted?

Not normal: If u are bleeding in between your periods or all the time, if u have bleeding once per month that is normal, often the Mirena (levonorgestrel) will stop all your bleeding but many women have break through bleeding on it, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Will mirena (levonorgestrel) coil help with menopause symptoms for someone in late 40's?

Will mirena (levonorgestrel) coil help with menopause symptoms for someone in late 40's?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally in the uterine cavity and is fda approved for contraception (up to 5 years) and for reducing heavy menstrual flow. The classic symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats, vag dryness, sleeplessness) would not be prevented by the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Is it normal not to ovulate the month after having a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed?

Is it normal not to ovulate the month after having a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed?

Can be: It varies from person to person. Some ovmate right away others it takes awhile. At age 19 I'm curious if you are asking about ovulation because you are trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it. Consider starting another birth control and avoiding a teen pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had the Mirena coil fitted 10 days ago and last night noticed some orange spotting... is this normal? I bled for 7 days after getting Mirena

I had the Mirena coil fitted 10 days ago and last night noticed some orange spotting... is this normal? I bled for 7 days after getting Mirena

Adjustment changes: Most likely, the uterus/body is making minor adjustments related to the IUD. The Prostaglandins (pain mediators) associated with semen also add to any discomfort sometimes. If you are comfortable feeling for the IUD strings, you should do that to confirm continued proper placement of the IUD. Otherwise, especially if the symptoms are persistent, get with your OB/GYN to confirm placement. ...Read more

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Hi I was told today I have a tilted cervix when my nurse was looking for the strings from mirena coil she could not find them what dose that mean?

Hi I was told today I have a tilted cervix when my nurse was looking for the strings from mirena coil she could not find them what dose that mean?

Nothing: A 'tilted' uterus us normal. Like saying your left handed. 30 percent of women have uteruses that tilt 'backwards'. Experience helps s practitioner work with uteruses in different positions. Now if your string is up in your cervix, it might be that no one could find the string. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011, had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted in 2012 and for the first six months things were brilliant but now for the past?

I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011, had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted in 2012 and for the first six months things were brilliant but now for the past?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) cant helpendo: Endometriosis on the pelvic surfaces typically causes pain in the time prior to and partly into the menstrual flow. Endometriosis that is in the muscle of the uterus (also called adenomyosis) causes pain during menstruation as well as heavy bleeding. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud will only help with the adenomyosis near the iud and not the endometriosis farther away. ...Read more

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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil be causing the pain in my pelvis?

Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil be causing the pain in my pelvis?

Unlikely: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has a tail that you will not see which your doctor will use someday to remove. It does not have coils like the essure system. Iud's can cause cramping and discomfort, but very rare with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. You should see your doctor for an exam with possible ultrasound to see if it is indeed in the appropriate place. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil prevent menopause symptoms?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil prevent menopause symptoms?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally and is fda approved for contraception (up to 5 years) and for reducing heavy menstrual flow. The classic symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats, vag dryness, sleeplessness) would not be prevented by the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Bleeding with big clots after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Normal?

Bleeding with big clots after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Normal?

Most likely: While the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in it causes the periods to be much lighter than what is normal for you. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed then the periods will go back to whatever is your normal. Also in your late 40's it is common to have heavy and irregular periods as you get closer to menopause. Many women will use Mirena (levonorgestrel) at that age just to get the periods to be lighter. ...Read more

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I took my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil out myself. Now I'm trying for a baby but I have a strange smell?

I took my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil out myself. Now I'm trying for a baby but I have a strange smell?

See your gyn: You really should see your gynecologist, to make sure the iud is out and to rule out any infection. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) but would the maca root would give me any type of effects with the iud?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) but would the maca root would give me any type of effects with the iud?

No: The iud is designed to work on the uterus, and the hormones in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) aren't absorbed. While I do not think that the maca root will have any effect on your iud, you should disucss this with your doctor to make sure it doesn't interfere with any other medications or medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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Myometrium has been peirced by mirena (levonorgestrel) coil. Is it better just to leave it there or remove it?

Remove: If the arms of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud have pierced into the wall of the uterus, the iud should be removed. In that location it will cause pain bleeding and may even continue to move through the wall into an even worse location. ...Read more

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I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil Inserted last Friday and tonight I can see the threads hanging out! Is this normal?

Not normal: The IUD string should be coming out of the cervix not out of the vagina. IF you can see the string then they were not cut short enough or the IUD is coming out. Do not have sex or rely on it for birth control. See your Obgyn tomorrow to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted for the last year over the past few days I have been bleeding heavily what could it be?

See a Provider: If this is a change for you with the mirena, (levonorgestrel) then you need to see a provider and find out what is going on. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) may not be in the right place. You may be having a menses, a fibroid, a cyst or a miscarriage. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil, and by accident pulled it out with my tampon, I feel fine but do I need to go the docs to have check?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil, and by accident pulled it out with my tampon, I feel fine but do I need to go the docs to have check?

Possibly: Depends on whether the entire string and plastic "t" shape device was removed. If it was all removed then you should be fine. Remember though that you can get pregnant at any time without the Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place. ...Read more

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I have had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for over 2 years now and been fine. But for the past few months I have bleeding after sex. Could this be the coil?

I have had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for over 2 years now and been fine. But for the past few months I have bleeding after sex. Could this be the coil?

IUD check: When one has an IUD and then experiences a distinct change in the bleeding pattern then an evaluation is warranted. The positioning of the IUD needs to be evaluated. STD testing and an exam for polyps should be done ...Read more

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Dr cant find my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil, referred me for ultrasound but will be least 2 weeks, is this dangerous it being left inside that long? Quite worried.

Dr cant find my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil, referred me for ultrasound but will be least 2 weeks, is this dangerous it being left inside that long? Quite worried.

Probably fine.: Most likely the IUD is in the uterus and your doctor just cannot see the string. This is not dangerous. If the IUD has fallen out then the only risk you have would be pregnancy. Consider a condom until you are sure. If the IUD is in your belly then it can be removed with a minor surgery - this is not likely. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was told today, after a scan, that the tiny tip of one side of my mirena (levonorgestrel) coil, looked like it had pierced my endomitrium. Is this dangerous to me?

Probably not: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud itself is placed within the endometrium so it is not unusual to see the tip of it in the endometrium what can be difficult is if the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is embedded in the muscle layer of the uterus, the myometrium. Then the iud was placed into the uterus too far and may be difficult to remove. ...Read more

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