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How Is The Mirena 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Got the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud taken out then put nuvaring in next day. Bled a little. Is that blood from the removal or a light period ?
Iud removal: It is not uncommon to have light bleeding after an IUD removal. ...Read more
OK if < 3 hours: Nuvaring may slip out when having intercourse. As long it has been < 3 hours --it's ok! what to do: rinse NuvaRing with cool-to-lukewarm (not hot) water and reinsert it as soon as possible, at the latest within 3 hours. You should still be protected from pregnancy. Remember NuvaRing does not protect against std's, however. ...Read more
You don't: Nuvaring, like birth control pills, helps prevent pregnancy primarily by inhibiting ovulation (preventing your ovary from releasing an egg), by tricking your body into thinking it has already done so. Therefore, you do not ovulate while using nuvaring, provided you do so correctly. ...Read more
Perhaps not: As with birth control pills, some women may not have the withdrawal bleeding on occasion. This is due to the fact that NuvaRing contains both estrogen and progestin. Estrogen makes the uterine lining grow whereas the progestin makes it thinner. Progestin always dominates so most women will experience lighter periods. Sometimes the lining becomes so thin that no withdrawal bleeding occurs. ...Read more
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