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How Is The Implanon
Not similar: The NuvaRing is comparable to the birth control pill, it contains estrogen and pregesterone and is intended to provide contraception by suppressing the ovaries, it usually provides good cycle contro as well - it is placed in the vagina by the user. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is more like the depo-provera shot. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a Progesterone only contraceptive that is placed by a physician inside the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under the skin: Implanon is a small Etonogestrel Implant placed just under the skin on the inner surface of the upper arm. It is usually placed placed in the non-dominant arm (ie, left arm if you are right-handed). Local anesthesic is used prior to insertion of the device with a needle. It is a quick and easy procedure and contraception lasts for 3 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 Years?: The information from the manufacturer states the implant can be effective for up to 3 years. I have not seen failures in the emergency department at this time. Remember all patients have different experiences, but, again the current information is that it is good up to 3 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a good method of birth control, and when is the best time to have it inserted?
Reliable: While no form of birth control is 100% effective, the Implanon implant has high success rates (>90%) at preventing pregnancy. Still, it is always best to use a form of birth control combined with barrier protection to keep from getting pregnancy and protect against STI transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IUd: The procedure is done in the office and is similar to the exam for a pap smear. Speculum is inserted in the vagina and local anesthetic may be injected, not needed most of the time. We usually stabilize the cervix with an instrument called tenaculum, then the cavity is sounded. Since this is done while you are on your period the cervix is somewhat dilated the iud insertion probe is introduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Office exam: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed by inserting a speculum into the vagina much like for a regular pap smear. Then the "string" is found and pulled until the entire device is removed. The procedure takes less than a minute and may cause mild cramping for a few minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Office visit: The IUD is placed in a small plastic tube. The lip of the birth canal(cervix) is held steady with an instrument, and the plastic tube is inserted through the canal into the uterus.The IUD is then gently pushed out of the tube; the tube is removed and the strings on the IUD are shortened. Depending on age, and number of children, a local anesthetic to the cervix may be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I think Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a fairly safe form of Birth control. Like all forms of contraception it has its risks. Mirena (levonorgestrel) not only has the risks of progesterone but the risks associated with a device in the uterus. Let me refer you to www.mirena-us.com for full details as there is not room her to give you a full discussion. ...Read more
Feel for the strings: Strings are attached to your iud. Reach into your vagina until you feel something hard like the end of your nose.This is the cervix or birth canal. You should be able to feel the strings (2) as you move your finger around the cervix like a clock . If you can't feel the strings (they may curl into the cervix), ask your doctor to find it by ultrasound. Strings = proper placement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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