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Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Do I need to also use a condom with a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Do I need to also use a condom with a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

To prevent STDs: Not to improve the pregnancy prevention but always a good idea for sexual transmitted disease prevention. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the most effective forms of birth control even besting the results of a tubal ligation. ...Read more

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I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle. My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned. Will I need to take emergency contraception? Or will the m

I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle.  My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned.  Will I need to take emergency contraception?  Or will the m

No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contraception, so no back-up method is needed to prevent pregnancy. If she keeps worrying about pregnancy, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. Adding condoms helps prevent infections. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena(iud)?

Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena(iud)?

Yes but rare : Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud failures are possible but not very common. If you think you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. If it's positive it's very important that you see your doctor immediately. The risk of tubal pregnancy under these rare circumstances is 25%. ...Read more

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Hello, I was provided your name by my Concierge Service; Compass through my employer. I understand you do the Mirena IUD Insertion and work with th?

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I was provided your name by my Concierge Service; Compass through my employer.  I understand you do the Mirena IUD Insertion and work with th?

Wrong site: Your comments/question have come to the public Healthtap site.This is a general information site where questions go out at random for comments.It does not offer to diagnose or treat anyone for any condition. The Healthtap prime concierge site has some of those features if you are signed up for that service.You must contact your concierge physician through that site. ...Read more

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I've smoked weed daily for years. I just got a Mirena IUD in today - will the weed effect it at all?

I've smoked weed daily for years. I just got a Mirena IUD in today - will the weed effect it at all?

Mirena effective: One of the benefits of the Mirena IUD, is that is acts locally within the uterus. Because of this, meds will not decrease it's effectiveness, even weed. ...Read more

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Does the mirena(iud) protect from getting pregnant?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a very effective form of birth control. Although nothing is 100%, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has >99% efficacy. ...Read more

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I am getting a mirena IUD next week. Should i ask for xanax (alprazolam)? And how much ibuprofin should I take beforehand? I've never had kids and I am 20.

I am getting a mirena IUD next week. Should i ask for xanax (alprazolam)? And how much ibuprofin should I take beforehand? I've never had kids and I am 20.

Not necessarily: Unless you have an established anxiety disorder, you shouldn't need xanax (alprazolam). The insertion of the iud is quick; most women will feel a quick pinch when it is implanted. Some will have irritation of their cervix which can cause cramping. I would wait until after the procedure to see whether you need ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my wife getting pregnant, she has had the Mirena IUD for the last 6 years and not willing to take it out. What I am looking for her to get pregnant so I am waiting when the IUD looses its effectiveness? Once she gets pregnant with

What are the chances of my wife getting pregnant, she has had the Mirena IUD for the last 6 years and not willing to take it out. What I am looking for her to get pregnant so I am waiting when the IUD looses its effectiveness? Once she gets pregnant  with

Pregnancy with IUD: Sounds like you both are not on the same page. I recommend that you see a marriage counselor to resolve this because no matter what happens one of you will resent the other (more). Pregnancy can happen after 5 years but sometimes the presence of the IUD, no matter how old, can prevent pregnancy. If she were to conceive, IUD removal can cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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