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How Fast Does It Take The Iud To Work
I was on the IUD for 7 weeks, had it removed, went on the nuvaring right away, and then chose to take it out after a week. How fast can I ovulate?
My daughter has endometriosis and has an mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and she takes toradol for pain and it doesn't seem to work any other suggestions for pain?
Blood work, pap all done nothing has came up.? Irregular heavy periods dr wants to put in an iud? Any other options? Can't take bc pills.Hbp.
Stops Fertilization: Both the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard iuds keep sperm from fertilizing an egg. Paragard--a copper iud releases copper into the uterus; copper works as a spermicide. Mirena (levonorgestrel) thickens cervical mucous so sperm cannot enter; Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also block ovulation. Both iuds may create uterine inflammation which makes it harder for the egg to implant even if it did get fertilized. ...Read more
Not recommended: Removing an IUD yourself isn't recommended. It would be difficult and could cause injury or infection. In the doctor's office, the doc can see well and uses sterile instruments to remove it. It is usually a very quick procedure if the string can be seen. It is more difficult if the string isn't visible. Best wishes! ...Read more
Pregnancy: If you have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, it will only provide contraception for 5 years. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not provide birth control beyond that time, and you risk becoming pregnant. You should use an additional form of birth control in the meantime and see your doctor to have your iud removed. ...Read more
Planned parenthood: The cost shoukd be minimal at planned parenthood. ...Read more
No: You should visit your primary care doctor or OB/gyn to remove it. ...Read more
You : You can have your iud removed whenever you want it to be removed. You do not have to wait a specified time. ...Read more
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