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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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If the IUD paraguard is misplaced. Can you become pregnant?

If the IUD paraguard is misplaced. Can you become pregnant?

Yes: If the Paragard falls out you can get pregnant. If it migrates through the uterus into the abdomen, you can get pregnant. If it is too low in the uterus, your chances of pregnancy are increased. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could you become pregnant on the nuvaring?

Could you become pregnant on the nuvaring?

Very unlikely: If you are using the NuvaRing as directed - changing the ring once a week, and not going longer than one week between using it when you have a period, it's extremely unlikely you can become pregnant while doing so. ...Read more

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1.Do you still ovulate when you have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD placed? 2.How long after having intercourse on the mirena (levonorgestrel) and the pull out method, would a pregna

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud works in two primary ways: it creates a thin uterine lining which helps prevent implantation of an embryo and it helps prevent sperm from moving through the uterus into the fallopian tubes. It does not have enough Progesterone to reliably prevent ovulation. ...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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Can you get pregnant while on implanon implant?

Can you get pregnant while on implanon implant?

Yes, uncommonly: Efficacy failure rate: 1 per 1000 users failure rate may be higher if >130% of ideal weight several medications lower efficacy (see below) drug interactions: medications that lower efficacy phenobarbital and other barbiturates phenytoin, fosphenytoin and other hydantoins carbamazepine griseofulvin protease inhibitors primidone. ...Read more

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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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Could it harm the baby if you are pregnant and are on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Could it harm the baby if you are pregnant and are on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: If you have an iud and become pregnant it is important to see an obgyn and have an ultrasound. If the iud can be easily removed, it should be. The iud can cause problems with the pregnancy there for if it remains in the risks will be higher, an maternal fetal medicine comanagement should be considered. ...Read more

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Would you still get the 'fake' period if you become pregnant while on the birth control pill?

Would you still get the 'fake' period if you become pregnant while on the birth control pill?

No: You will not get a menses if you are pregnant. You might get bleeding early in pregnancy due to implantation but after the first couple weeks you will not bleed if you have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on implanon?

Can you get pregnant on implanon?

Probably not BUT: It is easy to do a urine preg test and if u are still worried the doc who put the impanon in can do a blood preg test. ...Read more

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If you are on the implanon birthcontrol and your period has discontinued can you still get pregnant?

Not likely: The period "disappeared" because the implanon has minimized the lining of the womb making period bleeding "null and void" while the hormones prevent ovulation and thus pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can having rough sex move the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and can i get pregnant by precum?

Can having rough sex move the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and can i get pregnant by precum?

Not likely: There is no evidence that "rough sex" can move a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD (unless someone pulled on your IUD strings). Although you have one of the most effective methods of pregnancy prevention, if you need reassurance, you may check your pregnancy test 12 to 14 days after any "rough" sexual intercourse, to be safe. ...Read more

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If you have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) removed and the very next day you start the birth control pill will you be safe?

If you have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) removed and the very next day you start the birth control pill will you be safe?

Not necessarily: Mirena (levonorgestrel) and birth control pills work in different ways. Whether you would be safe would depend on what day of your menstrual month you had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed. Since many women on Mirena (levonorgestrel) don't have periods, its hard to know where you are. I wouldn't count on being protected but would plan to use a back-up method until you have a period. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while you are on your period? I'm on the nuva ring also.

Can you get pregnant while you are on your period? I'm on the nuva ring also.

Yes: It has happened. It is not common or frequent. I have heard some amazing stories about women becoming pregnant when they shouldn't have! some children are meant to be born. Now that is not to scare you just to let you know strange things can happen...But typically getting pregnant on your period is not going to happen. Especially if you do not have sex while on your period. ...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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Can a woman become pregnant while on the birth control pill and not know it?

Can a woman become pregnant while on the birth control pill and not know it?

Yes: The risk of pregnancy while taking birth control is as high as 5% per year. Some of those who get pregnant don't realize it until they are a few months along. Best wishes! ...Read more

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