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I have concerns with my mirena (levonorgestrel) threads can they break?

I have concerns with my mirena (levonorgestrel) threads can they break?

No: Can not break. Depending on length of strings, and uterine size, they can retract up inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) threads break off, and does it cause cramps?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) threads break off, and does it cause cramps?

Unlikely, possible: The strings have not been known to break off but depending on how short they were cut and how large the uterine cavity, they can retract up inside and not be felt or seen.
Cramps may happen especially early, if it has been in for a while and strings not felt and new cramps, an evaluation is warrented to make sure it's not in the uterine wall. ...Read more

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I've had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for 2 years, am still able to feel the threads when I check. I had intercourse 7 days ago and he pulled out. Should I be concerned?

I've had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for 2 years, am still able to feel the threads when I check. I had intercourse 7 days ago and he pulled out. Should I be concerned?

I don't see why: Since you are using one of the most effective methods of contraception and you can "feel the threads", your risk of pregnancy is really quite low (less than 1%).
If you and your sex partner do not have any sexually transmissible infection, your risk of a pelvic infection are also quite remote. If you need to be reassured, consult a Gyn to be screened and ask your man to use condoms. ...Read more

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I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil Inserted last Friday and tonight I can see the threads hanging out! Is this normal?

Not normal: The IUD string should be coming out of the cervix not out of the vagina. IF you can see the string then they were not cut short enough or the IUD is coming out. Do not have sex or rely on it for birth control. See your Obgyn tomorrow to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is there anyway for my boyfriend to not feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) threads during sex? He sometimes mentions it but It doesn't always bother him.

Is there anyway for my boyfriend to not feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) threads during sex? He sometimes mentions it but It doesn't always bother him.

Sure: Most sexual partners do not feel the IUD string. If you are concerned that the IUD is not in place then you can always have your obgyn check. ...Read more

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As my gp can see and feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) threads does it mean it's in place? As they won't give me a scan.

As my gp can see and feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) threads does it mean it's in place? As they won't give me a scan.

Most likely: Generally, if the string is in the right place, so is the IUD, but misplacement is never impossible. If you develop severe pain or bleeding, call your doctor. An ultrasound is the easiest way to be 100% sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have the mirena (levonorgestrel) and threads feel longer, been on my period for the last week and half, any chance it has moved (got a scan tomorrow morning)?

Have the mirena (levonorgestrel) and threads feel longer, been on my period for the last week and half, any chance it has moved (got a scan tomorrow morning)?

Wait and see: It is good that you can still feel your strings. Since you have an ultrasound scheduled for this morning then there is no reason for us to guess. Just wait a few hours and the sonogram will confirm if it is still correctly in place or if your body is attempting to expel it. ...Read more

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Could bleeding after sex be due to the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil? Had it fitted week ago, since then have bled bright red blood after sex, plus Dr can't find threads

Could bleeding after sex be due to the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil? Had it fitted week ago, since then have bled bright red blood after sex, plus Dr can't find threads

Yes.: Many women will have some bleeding and cramping with or without sex after having an IUD placed. This is usually temporary. If your doctor cannot see the strings then he or she could perform an ultrasound to verify that the IUD is in the uterus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted and the threads seem longer, I've had intermittent stomach cramps could it have moved?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted and the threads seem longer, I've had intermittent stomach cramps could it have moved?

It's possible: It's difficult to tell the location of your iud solely by the length of the strings. It's possible that it has descended or is even in the process of being expelled. You should schedule an appointment with your doctor. He or she can do a pelvic examination and perform an ultrasound to confirm its location. Use a backup method of birth control just to be safe until your appointment. ...Read more

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Does a mirena break or stretch a hymen?

Does a mirena break or stretch a hymen?

Merina IUD: To insert merina the health professional need to insert a speculum to be able to visualise the cervix and insert the devise, so there has to be some stretch on the hymen.
But weather this break it or no depends on the type of hymen, best to consult the gynaecologist who inserted the merina ...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 every day 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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Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) replaced 3/17/16, second one. Cycle came on 4/4/16. Extremely heavy, never before, should I be concerned?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effects: Unfortunately, heavy bleeding is an expected side effect of this form of contractions: usually diminishes or disappears within 2-3 months: if heavy bleeding call your GYN. ...Read more

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33yr old female, mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, 5yrs in Feb, cycle has come on twice in one week apart and is heavy. Should I be concerned?

33yr old female, mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, 5yrs in Feb, cycle has come on twice in one week apart and is heavy. Should I be concerned?

Need checked: I am assuming it will be due for removal in Feb 2016. If it was 5 years this last Feb it is no longer active and that could be the issue with bleeding. It could be infection causing the bleeding and you probably need a string check with it. Schedule a follow up this week. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause break through bleeding? I wish I would have known abit more before I go it...

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause break through bleeding? I wish I would have known abit more before I go it...

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Yes, this is somewhat common. 20% of women also stop having periods altogether on Mirena (levonorgestrel). The breakthrough bleeding will probably go away. May sure to check home pregnancy tests if you miss a period ...Read more

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Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Vaginal Polyp: Polyps are benign growths, almost like pimples. They can cause bleeding and discharge, but otherwise are not a problem. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about ...Read more

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I had a Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted a week ago, and while the cramps have gotten more mild, I still have them. Is this to be expected or should I be concerned?

Expected: If it continues to get better, no further evaluation is necessary. If you have new pain with sex or worsening cramping, see you doctor to make sure it is in the right place. ...Read more