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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed today 3/13/2015 [5years] how long can it take to get pregnant ? not on any birth control.

I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed today 3/13/2015 [5years] how long can it take to get pregnant ? not on any birth control.

It varies...: You are essentially fertile right away once Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed. In general, if 100 fertile couples try to get pregnant, 20 will get pregnant within one month. 70 will get pregnant within six months. 85 will get pregnant within one year. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you get pregnant while using mirena (levonorgestrel) (iud birth control)?

Could you tell me what happens if you get pregnant while using mirena (levonorgestrel) (iud birth control)?

Possible Miscarriage: It increases the chances of a miscarriage, so the sooner it can be easily removed the better. If the string is not reachable and it can not be easily removed, do nothing. Although you may miscarry, you also may complete a normal healthy pregnancy. ...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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Can i be pregnant if i had unprotected sex the night before the IUD (mirena) was removed and started birth control same day as removal?

Can i be pregnant if i had unprotected sex the night before the IUD (mirena) was removed and started birth control same day as removal?

Unlikely but..: One can never be certain, so if you are concerned check home urine pregnancy tests weekly for the next month. Your likelihood of being pregnant is pretty low, though. ...Read more

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My 5 year mark is up for my mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control i had spotting for a day is that normal or could it be a sign of pregnancy?

My 5 year mark is up for my mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control i had spotting for a day is that normal or could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Could be either: If your mirena (levonorgestrel) has run out it means you are back on autopilot with your own cycles. This means bleeding, but it also means increased possibility for concepiton. Talk to your provider. ...Read more

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20 year old female and I've been having unprotected sex with my partner. I've had a Mirena IUD for almost two years now, but I'm worried I might be pregnant. I've had tender (but not swollen) breasts and nipples and because of my birth control I rarely ge

20 year old female and I've been having unprotected sex with my partner. I've had a Mirena IUD for almost two years now, but I'm worried I might be pregnant. I've had tender (but not swollen) breasts and nipples and because of my birth control I rarely ge

Can do preg. test: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while taking an antibiotic and have the mirana birth control?

Can i get pregnant while taking an antibiotic and have the mirana birth control?

Depends: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device is in place and not expelled the risk of pregnancy while on antibiotic is very low.Always check after menstrual period to make certain that the threads still protrude from the cervix/do not to pull on the threads as doing so may displace the intrauterine system. Report any prolonged bleeding/ fever/chills, abdominal pain/cramps to doctor.Practice safe sex use condoms.Take care. ...Read more

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I've had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 years. Is it still effective till I get it removed in 2 months or should I use another birth control until then?

I've had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 years. Is it still effective till I get it removed in 2 months or should I use another birth control until then?

Should still be good: The duration of use of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been revised/extended and your Mirena (levonorgestrel) could probably remain effective for another 1 or 2 years . Be safe. Discuss your concerns with a knowledgeable gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hey do i need to get my mirena (levonorgestrel) taken out? I thought not having a period was apart of the birth control

Mirena (levonorgestrel): How long have you had the Mirena (levonorgestrel)? If it was recently placed, as with all progesterone only contraception, abnormal bleeding, meaning bleeding every day or no bleeding at all or anything in between is a side effect. No bleeding in your case is a side effect and truly not something to have the iud removed over. Enjoy not having to deal with a period! ...Read more

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If you have the mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control is it normal to get a period or have bleeding after one or two years without a period ?

If you have the mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control  is it normal to get a period or have bleeding after one or two years without a period ?

Yes: This is usually not a sign of any problems with the mirena (levonorgestrel). A pregnancy test should be checked and a call to the gynecologist would be a good idea just to be sure nothing is wrong. As long as there is no unusual pain and the bleeding isn't heavy, things should be fine. ...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?

Good idea: This is a common thing that doctor do to try to control annoying bleeding with the mirena (levonorgestrel). As long as you otherwise don't have a reason to not use the pills, this is fine. ...Read more

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I get a vaginal infection at least once every month and am also on mirena (levonorgestrel). Could the birth control be causing it? What could the infection be?

I get a vaginal infection at least once every month and am also on mirena (levonorgestrel). Could the birth control be causing it? What could the infection be?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not cause a monthly infection. If you don't know what the "infection" is, how are you so certain that it is an infection? You ought to check this out further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Yes : Most plastic surgeons feel comfortable performing breast augmentation surgery while patients remain on birth control medications. However, although controversial, some plastic surgeons are also concerned about the potential for deep venous thrombosis (clots), which may be a greater risk for patients who are on certain types of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

VERY SAFE: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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I have the mirena, (levonorgestrel) birth control im excersising but have not lost weight?

Keep trying: Losing weight is one of the hardest things anyone can do. Moreover it gets harder with every passing year. You must try weight watchers. You must continue to exercise everyday. Your activity needs to include cardiovascular as well as strength training. Running two miles a day, 5x/week and then yoga the other two days is a good balance. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more