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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and have had it for 4 years now. Are there side effects from the hormones released from the iud?

I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and have had it for 4 years now. Are there side effects from the hormones released from the iud?

Very few: There have been patient reports of mood shifts, and wt gain but these are rare reports. The vast majority of patients have had no adverse reports. The more serious concerns, like uterine perforation, usually happen before 4 years and are also unusual. ...Read more

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How can I get my hormones back in checl after removing the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Im always irrotated and angry and depressed now i want to be happy again

How can I get my hormones back in checl after removing the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Im always irrotated and angry and depressed now i want to be happy again

I would encourage: You to consult with your gynecologist to assess further. If addressing from this angle isn't successful, a behavioral health referral would be a good next step. ...Read more

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Hey there! What is a good herb/s to regulate hormones and induce period? I have just switched to Paraguard IUD, after being on DEPO and Mirena for 10.

Hey there! What is a good herb/s to regulate hormones and induce period? I have just switched to Paraguard IUD, after being on DEPO and Mirena for 10.

Chaste Tree, ec: Chaste Tree is used to regulate periods. Calendula, WHite Paenia, and Ladies Mantle are used to modulate heavy and painful periods. Pasque Flower and Shatavari are used to dampen spasmodic and inflammatory pain. ...Read more

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I heard mirena (levonorgestrel) was recalled. Is there some similar birth control with the IUD and the hormones? I'm tired of taking pills and want extra protection.

I heard mirena (levonorgestrel) was recalled. Is there some similar birth control with the IUD and the hormones? I'm tired of taking pills and want extra protection.

Still Available: I just talked to the rep today & there is no recall. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is an iud with Progesterone benefits to the uterus, meaning less bleeding & effective birth control. Alternatives are the Nexplanon (subdermal implant) which lasts 3 years and also offers cycle control & effective contraception. Take care. ...Read more

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Coworker says her hormones are really strong, so women sync to her cycle. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/don't get my period, but now I get bloating/headaches + mood swings at the same time. Are they connected?

Coworker says her hormones are really strong, so women sync to her cycle. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/don't get my period, but now I get bloating/headaches + mood swings at the same time. Are they connected?

No, not medically!: Most of your symptoms are attributable to the hormone levonorgestrel (a synthetic progesterone) in your Mirena IUD. Now, if your co-worker is particularly difficult to work with, she may be contributing to your headaches & mood swings, but this notion that her hormones are so strong that other women sync to her cycle is incorrect. ...Read more

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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

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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 effects, if any, do antibiotics have on hormones in the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD ? Does it reduce effectiveness similar to that of oral bcps ?

What effects, if any, do antibiotics have on hormones in the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD ? Does it reduce effectiveness similar to that of oral bcps ?

Likely no effect.: Few, if any, of the commonly used antibiotics will have any affect on bcp efficacy. However, there are some antibiotics (used primarily to treat tuberculosis - tb) that can decrease the effectiveness of bcp's. It is not likely that any of those antibiotics (even those used to treat tb) would have any impact on the efficacy of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) or any of the other progestin only contraceptives (the shot). ...Read more

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Treat for + gbs found on mirena, (levonorgestrel) iud?

Treat for + gbs found on mirena, (levonorgestrel) iud?

Yes: Wouldn't be a bad idea, especially if there was pain, probably not required by protocol. If pain was a reson for removal i would treat with and antibiotic even without a culture. ...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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What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

Bleeding or not: Some patients will have bleeding or spotting, and can have cramping, particularly the first day after insertion. However, it can also cause periods to stop altogether. They are generally very well tolerated. ...Read more

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What side effects can I get with the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What side effects can I get with the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Irregular bleeding: Ideally, women on the mirena IUD do not have a menstrual period at all. However, this does not work 100 % at all times. Some women may experience breakthrough bleeding/spotting at irregular intervals. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after getting the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD out?

Is it normal to bleed after getting the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD out?

Yes: Can be due to the mechanical removal causing some bleeding or the sudden withdrawal of the hormones. No need to worry. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

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