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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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Most likely: This iud produces a small amount of Progesterone that has been impregnated into the unit. The Progesterone will treat the endometriosis if the dose is high enough. Also the Progesterone may inhibit ovulation which also will stop the growth of endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could endometriosis make mirena (levonorgestrel) harder to remove or be seen on an ultrasound? The mirena (levonorgestrel) string are in my uterus with the device
As soon as you...: I tell the patients to wait at least a day. Your uterus can be crampy for a few days after insertion. The cramps are not pleasant and can cause pain during sex. Furthermore, until you uterus stops cramping, there is a small chance that you could discharge the iud. Give it a few days until you feel completely normal. ...Read more
What causes the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD to get loose or out of place? How can you prevent that from happening?
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
Which choice would be better for fibroid tumors .The Depo-Provera shot or the birth control pill? If my fibroids shouldn't be hurting this bad what can be ?
Your fibroids: Could be hurting that bad, if the pain is from the fibroids those 2 meds will not shrink or treat the fibroids , those 2 meds can stop your periods so you won't bleed or have pain on your period if they work in your case which they may or may not. ...Read more
How long will it take to recover from both an endometrial ablation, biopsy and mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted?
Not typical: Mirena is a small plastic device placed inside that uterus. It secretes a small amount of Progesterone that basically acts locally on the uterine lining. Systemic side effects such as weight gain are not usually associated with this method. Weight gain is very common for most men and women usually related to caloric intake and exercise. ...Read more
Sort of: If you look up the theory of "muellerianosis" - this indicates that endometriosis is laid down during the early embryo development and awaits stimulation when that woman starts her periods. Some women with endometriosis feel pain right from the start of their peiords, and some later. Being on the pill can delay when a woman with endo might start feeling it but it does not cause endo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a copper IUD but need to start taking the pill for non-contraceptive purposes. Can i leave the non-hormonal IUD in while on the pill?
A simple procedure..: 1) The vagina and cervix are cleaned with betadine or other cleanser. 2) The Cervix is grasped and some tension is put on the cervix. This causes the uterus to straighten out. 3) The uterus is sounded to determine how many centimeters it is from the cervical opening to the top of the uterus. 4) The IUD is inserted and the arms of the IUD are deployed. 5) The string is cut at about 2cm. ...Read more
Here are some ...: " spermatic cord" would refer to the site along inguinal region. If so, such testicular twist occurs on its way of natural descent due to lack of fixation so it's extravaginal and almost exclusively in antenatal / neonatal period with incomplete testicular descent. Clinically, we see testicular twisting more commonly in teenagers around their puberty/adolescence, around age 12-18, but maybe in any ...Read more
Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) Coil inserted in march this year now having symptoms of pregnancy what advice can you give me ?
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
Mirena Coil fitted March 2017 bleed first 3 months then no bleeding until started to bleed again today. Normal or not?
IUD location: Any IUD may be pushed by uterine contractions into the cervical canal and become an irritant which causes bleeding. This may also not allow proper contraception protection from the IUD which is now not entirely in the intrauterine cavity. See your gyn physician to make sure the position of the IUD is correct, or should be replaced. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive the mirena coil; now for over a yr. The past few months ive bleeding after sex. swabs, smears are clear.Dr said must the the coil?Can it be left
Yes: It is still effective and safe to leave in. Sometimes, trimming the string can reduce this spotting. ...Read more
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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