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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...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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Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

No: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more

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Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) uses a very small amount of Progesterone that only affects the uterus and cervical mucus. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not associated with weight gain because it does not affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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How does Paragard non-hormonal IUD prevent pregnancy?

How does Paragard non-hormonal IUD prevent pregnancy?

Paragard: Non-hormonal IUDs irritate the uterine lining and prevent the fertilized egg from implanting thus preventing pregnancy ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes!: 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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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more

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How/why can the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cause ovarian cysts?

How/why can the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cause ovarian cysts?

Hormones: Hormones can affect and cause cysts to grow or shrink in size .See ObGyn for specific advise ...Read more

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Which is a better IUD - paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Which is a better IUD - paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: which is better-- an apple or an orange? both have advantages and disadvantages; it's a personal choice. ( most patients chose Mirena) ...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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Deos norplant (levonorgestrel) decrease your libido?

Usually not: In controlled studies the percentage of patients reporting a decreased libido on Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 1-2%. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) work with fibroids?

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) work with fibroids?

Yes it can: Assuming that the uterine fibroids are not distorting the uterine cavity too much, and the iud can be placed properly within the uterus, then it is a great option for women trying to get control of their bleeding. At age 46, you need full evaluation with ultrasound and endometrial biopsy before placement. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD come out?

If the strings pulle: 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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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more