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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and I can feel it sometimes and it hurts. Is that abnormal?

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and I can feel it sometimes and it hurts. Is that abnormal?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): You shouldn't feel a mirena (levonorgestrel). Have the doctor do a ultrasound to check placement. ...Read more

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If I pull my mirena (levonorgestrel) out myself can it hurt me? If I did it slow?

If I pull my mirena (levonorgestrel) out myself can it hurt me? If I did it slow?

Let the doctor do it: It is best that Mirena (levonorgestrel) be removed by a doctor- there is potential that you could cause harm yourself and you want to be in the right environment if there are complications. If you have lost insurance and are considering doing this - you may try local womens health center or health department. If you have insurance then it would be best to go have it removed (even if it is partially out). ...Read more

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Is it abnormal to bleed for a month after having mirena (levonorgestrel) placed?

Is it abnormal to bleed for a month after having mirena (levonorgestrel) placed?

Not at all: Everyone is different, but it is not at all uncommon for one to several months of irregular bleeding in some as their body adapts to the synthetic hormone. Some have none of course. ...Read more

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Does the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD procedure hurt? How long does it take?

Does the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD procedure hurt? How long does it take?

Pain is relative...: Everybody has different pain tolerance levels. There can be mild discomfort/pinching when the mirena (levonorgestrel) is put in and some cramping afterwards. The actual procedure just takes a couple of minutes. Being anxious about the procedure can increase you perception off pain, try to relax and do some deep breathing before to help. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to insert the mirena (levonorgestrel) hurt if you haven't had a child?

Does it hurt to insert the mirena (levonorgestrel) hurt if you haven't had a child?

2 answers: 1) if you are asking if it is painful, then mildly so, and only for a very short time during and after insertion 2) if you are asking if it causes harm to the uterus or affects future ability to get pregnant and carry a child, then the answer is no. ...Read more

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If i get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel) will it hurt the baby?

If i get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel) will it hurt the baby?

Probably not: If you get pregnant with an iud, it is best to remove it asap. Bare in mind the attempt at removal could in itself cause a miscarriage, but it is best to try to remove it if the strings are visible. ...Read more

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Will it hurt my baby if I got pregnant while on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Will it hurt my baby if I got pregnant while on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

No: Typically no. There is an increased risk in the first trimester of miscarriage if it stays in so it is generally recommended to remove an IUD if pregnancy occurs. If the strings are not visible then the IUD must stay in. Other than the increased risk of miscarriage, it will not harm the baby. ...Read more

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