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Hormonal Iud Mirena
Can there be a way to guess how likely mirena (levonorgestrel) (hormonal iud) would stop period for me?
Not reliably: In general, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud will stop periods for 25% (up to 50% ) of users, but it's hard to predict who will be the lucky ones whose periods stop. I have had patients use 'continuous' birth control pills for a couple of months with their iud, in an attempt to stop the periods from coming, with some success, but it doesn't always work. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) was put in 6 years ago for very heavy periods. Not needed for birth control bc I had tubes tied. Now I have hormonal acne. Is the IUD to blame?
Minimal: Pain and cramping with insertion are common, but not dangerous. The chances of you getting an infection may increase slightly. You could get pregnant and not know it. You should expect some spotting for the first year. Perforation of the uterus is very rare. A broken string can require a hysteroscopy to remove it in the future. Cutting the string too short can cause pain for your partner. ...Read more
Supposed to come out: At 5 yr mark yes you could get pregnant please see you gyn and have it removed asap and either get another one put in or use something else and if u want no more kids you can get an essure tubal takes 5 minutes, no cutting, I do them in office , no cutting , can work in the am, do it in the pm, go back to work next am. ...Read more
I've smoked weed daily for years. I just got a Mirena IUD in today - will the weed effect it at all?
Mirena (levonorgestrel): is a HORMONE releasing device which uses the hormone in addition to providing a "mechanical" effect If you do not have side effects from it its completely "safe" (the hormonal effects may "mimic" early Pregnancy.ie: nausea and bloating etc) Hope this helps but suggest a grank discussion with your GYN or Family Practitioner about OPTIONS available to you! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Similar signs: If you have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, there is a very small chance that you will become pregnant. However, if pregnancy does occur, signs and symptoms will be similar to those that you would get normally. These include nausea, vomiting, bloating, missed periods, breast tenderness, etc. If you think you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, easy to perform, and reliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer