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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I got the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a year ago and I recently took a positive pregnancy test 2 days ago but I have been getting negative tests since am I pregnant?

I got the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a year ago and I recently took a positive pregnancy test 2 days ago but I have been getting negative tests since am I pregnant?

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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Hi, I'm currently on Mirena for 3 1/2 yrs now, my period is stable every 3 to 4 weeks but never late, now I'm almost 3 weeks late with one positive pregnancy test when I was 10 days late and a negative blood test (1.2 beta hcg), internal ultrasound not sh

Hi, I'm currently on Mirena for 3 1/2 yrs now, my period is stable every 3 to 4 weeks but never late, now I'm almost 3 weeks late with one positive pregnancy test when I was 10 days late and a negative blood test (1.2 beta hcg), internal ultrasound not sh

It is possible that: You were pregnant and now you are not. A quanitative HCG test should be able to give you an exact answer. You might need to have it done more than once. Remember every method of birth control has a failure rate of some type, but the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is has a very very low failure rate, but it is not zero ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No: No, Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not release or inhibit the homone HCG which is what pregnancy tests measure. If it is positive, you are pregnant and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) needs to be removed. If it is negative but you think you maybe pregnant, wait a few day and recheck. Obviously you can't wait for a period - those are usually supressed with mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 4 days ago. Had sex 3 days ago. Pregnancy test shows positive today. Could it be right?

Had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 4 days ago. Had sex 3 days ago. Pregnancy test shows positive today. Could it be right?

Not from: Intercourse three days ago. An embryo would not be implanted that quickly. Recheck it and, if it is positive again, schedule an appt with your OB for an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting pregnant with the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive twice. What should I do?

What are the odds of getting pregnant with the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive twice. What should I do?

See a GYN MD now: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud's, like all iud's, prevent pregnancies by preventing implantation of a already fertilized egg into the lining of the uterus. (endometrium) two positive tests indicate that you are pregnant, but the question is where? . The uterus or elsewhere. (tube) see a md to sort this out as tubal pregnancies are common when iud's fail. ...Read more

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I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) taken out April 12th and took a pregnancy test and it came out positive and negative (I took a few) Am I pregnant?

I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) taken out April 12th and took a pregnancy test and it came out positive and negative (I took a few) Am I pregnant?

Unlikely: Urine pregnancy tests become positive the earliest about 5 - 7 days after conception. If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) did its job, the negative preg test is likely the correct one. It may be prudent, though, to repeat the pregnancy test a week after removal of the IUD. ...Read more

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Hi. I have been feeling very lethargic and not myself. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) in and have done a pregnancy test which has come back positive.

Hi. I have been feeling very lethargic and not myself. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) in and have done a pregnancy test which has come back positive.

Pregnancy with IUD: When a woman is pregnant with an IUD, she must be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life threatening. If the pregnancy is in the uterus with the IUD, there are risks such as miscarriage or infection. Therefore, seeing a doctor and having an ultrasound as soon as possible is a must. ...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)?

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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It is past time for my mirena (levonorgestrel) to be removed and I have been having all the pregnancy symptoms. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false negative for home pregnancy test?

It is past time for my mirena (levonorgestrel) to be removed and I have been having all the pregnancy symptoms. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false negative for home pregnancy test?

No, unlikely: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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I had a c-section a 2 months ago had the mirena (levonorgestrel) put in a week ago my doctor did pregnancy test an it was negative I just took a home test it was a positive an im still bleeding any answers. You could give. On this please?

I had a c-section a 2 months ago had the mirena (levonorgestrel) put in a week ago my doctor did pregnancy test an it was negative I just took a home test it was a positive an im still bleeding any answers. You could give. On this please?

If no sex since...: If a woman has had no sexual activities since delivering her baby, she cannot be pregnant again. If she did have sex recently, and has a positive pregnancy test, there may be another cute little baby on the way. A repeat urine pregnancy test done next week can give the answer. The tests are very accurate, but if worried about accuracy, one can test with two brands of home pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) coil missed period, done pregnancy test, faint positive then negative both tests done on same day. Am I pregnant?

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) coil missed period, done pregnancy test, faint positive then negative both tests done on same day. Am I pregnant?

One is wrong: One of the test is wrong. Mirena (levonorgestrel) failures are rare so I suspect the faint positive was wrong. Repeat the test in a day or two or schedule a visit for a confirmation blood test ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more


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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more