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Can there be a way to guess how likely mirena (levonorgestrel) (hormonal iud) would stop period for me?

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

Dr. Miguel Cano
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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?

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?

IUD expired: Your Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD expired last year. It is only good for five years. If your acne recently appeared it is not likely from Mirena (levonorgestrel) now that it has expired. It needs to be removed at this point. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

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

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My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could i get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could i get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

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

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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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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

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

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What are the complications from mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the complications from mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Minera sfx: Common: vag bleeding, lack of period, ovarian cyst, abd pain, nausea, breast tenderness, vaginitis, painful periods, expulsion. Serious: ectopic pregnancy, inflamatory disease on pelvis, infertility, abortion, congenital anomalies if pregnant, etc. ...Read more

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What would be the signs of pregnancy while having the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)? 

What would be the signs of pregnancy while having the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)? 

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 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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