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Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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Implanon etogestrel & norplant (levonorgestrel) levorgestrel what are the difference?

Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at any time doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002 Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it then change to another method. ...Read more

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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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What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

For what? : Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

VERY SAFE: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Can the contraceptive implant implanon stop one's periods?

Can the contraceptive implant implanon stop one's periods?

Yes: 20% of patients who get the Nexplanon will stop having their menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD come out?

If the strings pulle: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very effective form of birth control that is close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if injections are given on time. Injections are given every 3 months in your doctor's office. No pills to remember, no foreign bodies, and nothing to do prior to intercourse. It is a very reliable birth control option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Deos norplant (levonorgestrel) decrease your libido?

Usually not: In controlled studies the percentage of patients reporting a decreased libido on Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 1-2%. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) have side effects?

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) have side effects?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) works by thickening the cervical mucous , harming the sperm that enter the vicinity and making the area and making the lining inhospitable to implantation... Side effects commonly seen are no bleeding after the 1st year, irregular bleeding during the 1st few months , some cramping initially... ...Read more

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Norplant (Definition)

Norplant is a women's ...Read more