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Doctor insights on: Is The Levonorgestrel Considered As Bio Identical Hormone

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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And if the mirena (levonorgestrel) did fall out what would i expect? And how long for the hormones to come out of my system?

And if the mirena (levonorgestrel) did fall out what would i expect? And how long for the hormones to come out of my system?

See below...: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) fell out, there is no delay to resumption of your cycles. When you got your first period would depend on where you are in your cycle. Even with the iud in place, there are almost no hormones measurable in your blood stream. ...Read more

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Can hormones in Mirena (levonorgestrel) cause the linea nigra?

Can hormones in Mirena (levonorgestrel) cause the linea nigra?

Unusual: It's more common with combination hormones, especially with the higher dose pills, and of course in pregnancy. I've not seen it with Mirena (levonorgestrel) since the amount of systemic hormone (amount in your body's circulation) is very small. Make sure you're not pregnant and check with your Doc if you notice more darkening pigmentation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more

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Might having the mirena (levonorgestrel) interfere with a pregnacy test due to its hormones?

Might having the mirena (levonorgestrel) interfere with a pregnacy test due to its hormones?

No: The small amount of Progesterone like medicine in a Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not interfere with a bhcg hormone test, which is what is tested on a preg test. If in doubt, or very early, a blood preg. Test will confirm. ...Read more

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I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and have had it for 4 years now. Are there side effects from the hormones released from the iud?

I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and have had it for 4 years now. Are there side effects from the hormones released from the iud?

Very few: There have been patient reports of mood shifts, and wt gain but these are rare reports. The vast majority of patients have had no adverse reports. The more serious concerns, like uterine perforation, usually happen before 4 years and are also unusual. ...Read more

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6 weeks ago, I received the mirena, (levonorgestrel) I have been having terrible hormone skin break outs on my face, will this continue for much longer?

6 weeks ago, I received the mirena, (levonorgestrel) I have been having terrible hormone skin break outs on my face, will this continue for much longer?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): There is a small amount of levonorgestrel implanted in the IUD which is there to decrease bleeding and decrease cramping during menses. The IUD will let out small amounts of this progesterone for the next 5 years. This MAY mean you will have acne during the entire time. It is also possible that your body will regulate hormone secretion after a few months and this will resolve. Talk to your doc ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain in the uterus?

Correct: Mirena (levonorgestrel) secretes a low dose of Progesterone that basically triggers a local effect on the endometrial lining inside the uterus and in the cervical mucous. ...Read more

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Is levonorgestrel the safest synthetic hormone option for birth control pill?

Is levonorgestrel the safest synthetic hormone option for birth control pill?

Many.: The synthetic hormones that are used for contraception are, in general, very safe. The risk increase in women over 35, who smoke, and for women with certain medical conditions. ...Read more

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How can I get my hormones back in checl after removing the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Im always irrotated and angry and depressed now i want to be happy again

How can I get my hormones back in checl after removing the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Im always irrotated and angry and depressed now i want to be happy again

I would encourage: You to consult with your gynecologist to assess further. If addressing from this angle isn't successful, a behavioral health referral would be a good next step. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on mirena (levonorgestrel)? If so will a pregnancy test show or will your body send out the wrong hormones because of mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on mirena (levonorgestrel)? If so will a pregnancy test show or will your body send out the wrong hormones because of mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Not likely: Remember, nothing is 100% effective, but having a well placed Mirena (levonorgestrel) is >98% effective. A positive test will still occur in case of pregnancy & if it does happen, see your doc asap so your pregnancy can be evaluated & the Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed. It's normal to skip menses and a negative pregnancy test can be trusted, so relax. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain inside the uterus?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain inside the uterus?

Yes It does: Mirena is a plastic device that contain levonorgestrel a female hormone that makes changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining making it harder for the sperm to reach sperm to the uterus and hard for fertilized sperm to attach to the uterus So the answer is yes the hormone remains in the uterus ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more