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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more