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Do u prefer mirena (levonorgestrel) over paraguard?

Do u prefer mirena (levonorgestrel) over paraguard?

Personal choice: The choice of which iud you decide on is very personal. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) lasts for 5 years, releases a small amount of hormones into the uterus, and typically makes periods lighter (half of women will stop periods altogether). The paragard lasts 10 years, has no hormones, and can make periods heavier. They are both very effective at preventing pregnancy. Discuss with your dr. To decide which is best. ...Read more

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Can taking natural, organic breast enhancement pills render my IUD (Skyla) ineffective? I don't want to worry about pregnancy at all.

Can taking natural, organic breast enhancement pills render my IUD (Skyla) ineffective? I don't want to worry about pregnancy at all.

They should not: render it ineffective. I am guessing that you did like my other responses about the breast enhancement pills not being effective. ...Read more

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My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer. We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control. Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer.  We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control.  Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

Probably: One mechanism of action for the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (and there are several) is the thinning of the endometrium. That makes the lining of the uterus less receptive to implantation of a fertilized egg. When a conception does occur, most of the time that fertilized egg will not implant and the pregnancy will not be established - this results in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) being an abortifacient at least part of the time. ...Read more

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Do I have to use a condom with mirena (levonorgestrel) or paraguard?

Do I have to use a condom with mirena (levonorgestrel) or paraguard?

IUD: Iuds, Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard are both safe methods of birth control and once inserted in terms of birth control, you don't have to use protection but they do not protect one against sexually transmitted infections (stds) and condoms should be worn if there's concern for std. ...Read more

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Do you still produce good eggs when using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Do you still produce good eggs when using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Yes: If u are still ovulating which at 47 u may not be, iud does not stop ovulation, in office tubal is a better option for u, takes 5 minutes, no incisions, miss 1/2 day of work, often times covered at 100%. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What do you suggest if my dr recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

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

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I was using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 3 years.Then i used birth control pills and the iud.How easy can I get pregnant now?I don't use anything.

I was using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 3 years.Then i used birth control pills and the iud.How easy can I get pregnant now?I don't use anything.

Depends : If you are on the 10 year iud you should be able to get pregnant quickly. If you are on the 5 year iud it may take you longer especially if you aren't having cycles. Good luck :). ...Read more

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Can I use the paragard iud with my birth control pills? I want to keep my period regulated. Also will it make one another less effective?

Can I use the paragard iud with my birth control pills? I want to keep my period regulated. Also will it make one another less effective?

Unusual but seems OK: The ParaGard IUD and the contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy by 2 different mechanisms which would seem to complement each other and give you double protection, plus lighter, less painful and perhaps more regular menses ...but at a higher over all cost. I do not believe there is any plausible evidence that this unusual combination should "make one another less effective". ...Read more

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How do I know if my body is rejecting the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Pain/bleeding: Most women who "reject" an iud do it fairly soon after insertion. Light spotting is normal and common for up to 4-6 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud insertion. But if cramping pain and heavy bleeding persist, it could be a sign of "rejection". It's best to call to provider who inserted the iud for guidance. ...Read more

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Using lysteda every 6th hourly for 3 days for dub(past 4 years), have small fibroid(3x2). Should I go with mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD or continue with lysteda? Age:40

Iud: Lysteda is a good product however there might be a little increase risk of thromboembolic events, is expensive and you have to use it every month the Mirena (levonorgestrel) acts locally on the endometrial lining within 6 you could reach amenorrhea. ...Read more

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How do u know if something is wrong w your mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

How do u know if something is wrong w your mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Do you feel the string? This is to be checked each month. You could also ask your provider for a pelvic ultrasound for evaluation of placement. ...Read more

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I am on Copper IUD contraceptive & I would like to postpone my period for 25 days by Primoult N pills is their any contradiction&how can I use it?

I am on Copper IUD contraceptive  & I would like to postpone my period for 25 days by Primoult N pills
is their any contradiction&how can I use it?

Prescription needed: You will need to see doctor for a prescription for this medication. Progesterone can be used to delay a period. If no other contraindications then it can be used safely with a copper IUD ...Read more