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How is the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Is it similiar to the nuvaring?

How is the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Is it similiar to the nuvaring?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Nuvaring (Definition)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 ...Read more


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I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out a nonth ago and switched that day to nuvaring. When should I start bleeding again? Breakthrough hasn't started, none after removal

I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out a nonth ago and switched that day to nuvaring. When should I start bleeding again? Breakthrough hasn't started, none after removal

1-2 months: Mirena (levonorgestrel) inhibits the growth inside the uterus and it takes a little time to grow back. With the NuvaRing you will probable have a cycle by the time you remove the second one. That assumes you use it cyclic, 3 weeks in 1 week out. If you immed. Started using continuous, 4 weeks in and immed. Switch with a new one, you may not have a cycle. ...Read more

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I used Mirena (levonorgestrel) from 11/18- 5/5 a week before the removal I was put on Nuvaring I used it for a week & now I want a baby how long until we conceive?

I used  Mirena (levonorgestrel)  from 11/18- 5/5  a week before the removal I was put on Nuvaring I used it for a week & now I want a baby how long until we conceive?

Right away: Using the Nuva Ring does not prolong your chances of becoming pregnant. It might take a cycle or two, but you should be able to conceive (chances with any cycle are around 20-25%) next cycle. The only birth control that prolongs infertility is the Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. All the others don't prolong infertility. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nuvaring?

Please describe the medication: nuvaring?

NuvaRing: Used for birth control. This medicine is a contraceptive. Nuvaring is the trade name for a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring. ...Read more

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How cani get mywifewifepregnant while shes on the nuvaring?

How cani get mywifewifepregnant while shes on the nuvaring?

Contraceptive: Nuvaring is a contraceptive, so if it is used correctly, pregnancy is highly unlikely. Nuvaring should not be used in pregnancy. To become pregnant, your wife would need to remove the Nuvaring and not replace it. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant with nuvaring on?

What?: There isn't a way to intentionally get pregnant while using the nuvaring. If you want to get pregnant - then i would suggest not using your nuvarings. ...Read more

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Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

NuvaRing and dryness: The answer is no! please check with your health care provider for any infections you may have causing this symptom. ...Read more

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How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Very effective: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one of the most effective non-permanent methods of birth control. It is better than 99% effective. ...Read more

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How good is a condom combined with nuvaring?

How good is a condom combined with nuvaring?

Not exactly sure: The NuvaRing alone is 99% effective in reducing pregnancy. So a properly used condom with build on that. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get cramps while on nuvaring?

Can occur w period: Cramps with your period can occur with NuvaRing or other birth control options such as the pill, although many people have lighter cramps. Cramps at other times in the cycle are unusual. I suggest you discuss it with your dr. ...Read more

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How soon can i get pregnant after the nuvaring?

How soon can i get pregnant after the nuvaring?

Usually immediately: Fertility returns immediately upon discontinuation of the ring, unless the hormones were masking another underlying disorder. If no menses in 3 mo, see a gyno for assessment ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while being in the nuvaring?

Can I get pregnant while being in the nuvaring?

Rare: If you use the Nuva Ring Accurately, then the chances of pregnancy are very, very low, less than 1%. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause break outs?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause break outs?

Highly unlikely: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud causes an extremely tiny amount of hormone into your body everyday for about 5 years. The dose is so small that it is very unlikely to cause acne or any other systemic illness. There are lots of reasons for acne to get worse, but the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is not a very likely cause. ...Read more

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Will the nuvaring prevent me from losing weight?

Will  the nuvaring prevent me from losing weight?

No: Nuvaring may have a small impact on your appetite, but what goes past your lips is up to you. In addition, NuvaRing doesn't impact your ability to get regular aerobic exercise and make health choices. ...Read more

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When after nuvaring is taken out do you get period?

2-3 days: Your period will usually start within 2 to 3 days after removing nuvaring. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more