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What is the definition or description of: Levonorgestrel allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Levonorgestrel allergy?

Misguided reaction: Levonorgestrel allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Levonorgestrel that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Mirena (levonorgestrel) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mirena (levonorgestrel) allergy?

None: There is no such thing like mirena allergy, you can have side effects of mirena insertion, but no allergy ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) allergy?

Misguided Reaction: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena (levonorgestrel) in oct?

I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena (levonorgestrel) in oct?

Dermatitis: Do you have nasal alergies and feel congested? Do you apply chaptix or other lipstick on your lips? The rings can be from skin dryness of contact allergy to a cosmetic product. Apply vaseline daily and no other products and if your nose if congested see an allergist to get it treated. You may be mouth breathing at night. ...Read more

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26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

What are goals?: The answer depends on your long term goals. If you do not want more children then an endometrial ablation is a good option. Assuming you do want more children then other options can be considered. Testing for PCOS and hypothyroidism could be done. Since you are missing periods followed by heavy bleeding PCOS seems likely. A sonohystogram should be done to see if a polyp or submucosal fibroid is present. If present then these can be surgically removed as an outpatient. If pregnancy is desired later on but not now a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD could be a great option. This often stops bleeding. If you are satisfied with the pill you could just continue ...Read more

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Ttc for yr tried everything have two other children had mirena (levonorgestrel) surgically removed and some endemetriosis removed could that be the problem plz help!

Ttc for yr tried everything have two other children had mirena (levonorgestrel) surgically removed and some endemetriosis removed could that be the problem plz help!

Endometriosis: Individuals with endometriosis have trouble concieving depending on the severity of the endometriosis. However, it seems that you have two children from before that is a good sign. My recommendations is to get an ovulation kit and timed intercourse every other day to optimize your chances of pregnancy when you ovulate
Best wishes
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I am 32yrs old, I have 3 children. I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD placed in 2006, and removed in 2010.I have not been able to conceive as of then?

I am 32yrs old, I have 3 children. I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD placed in 2006, and removed in 2010.I have not been able to conceive as of then?

Infertility: That would represent significant infertility. When it takes longer than 2 years to become pregnancy natural pregnancy rates decline rapidly and significantly. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not affect fertility. So something has changed since 2006. Only a fertility evaluation can figure out the exact nature of the problem. ...Read more

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I haven't had any children yet, but I have birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and it's been causing me pain in my lower abdomin. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year + now.?

I haven't had any children yet, but I have birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and it's been causing me pain in my lower abdomin. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year + now.?

Lots of other causes: You will need to be seen by your doctor to determine the cause of pain. Of you had your iud for over a year without problems I would investigate other causes such as an ovarian cyst. The doctor will verify the iud is in the proper location by exam or sonogram and look for other causes as well as test for infection. ...Read more

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Can levonorgestrel be used 2 months in a row?

Can levonorgestrel be used 2 months in a row?

Depends: Depends for what reason, but it is routinely used for more than 2 months. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is norplant (levonorgestrel)?

Can you tell me what is norplant (levonorgestrel)?

No longer available: Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available anymore in the United States. There is a similar device called implanon. It is a thin, small cylindrical structure that is easily inserted under your skin. It lasts for three years. It has no estrogen in it. It is 99% effective. It can be associated with irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

What happens after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

Mirena removal.: Spotting can occur. It is usual to go back to previous period pattern. You will need to use some form of birth control if you plan to be sexually active. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Hormonal IUD: 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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Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) a good form of contraceptivon I've?

Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) a good form of contraceptivon I've?

Yes: It is a good form of contraception, especially if you have irregular periods since it does have some hormone that it releases and can help to regulate your periods. The insertion is a little uncomfortable, but after you have it placed, you can keep it there for up to 5 years before needing to replace it. ...Read more

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Is it bad if u can't feel the wires to the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

No: You should be able to feel the strings from the mirena (levonorgestrel). That is one way to know that it is still in place. ...Read more

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I was showering and my mirena (levonorgestrel) string fell out is that normal?

I was showering and my mirena (levonorgestrel) string fell out is that normal?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings: Normally the mirena-iud strings do protrude from the cervix up to 1 inch but you have to place a finger inside the vagina to confirm. If your mirena-iud strings are visible on the outside of vagina, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is out of your uterus--time to get seen! ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my mirena (levonorgestrel) strings have gotten way shorter? Is this bad?

Could you tell me why my mirena (levonorgestrel) strings have gotten way shorter? Is this bad?

Not usually bad: As the uterus moves around during exercise, intercourse or other activities, the Mirnea can move slightly inside the uterus. This can shorten the strings or even draw the strings up inside the uterus. It doesn't usually mean anything bad. If you can't feel the strings, you may want to have an u/s to make sure the IUD is still inside the uterus in good position. ...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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Is levonorgestrel a high dose of progestin?

Is levonorgestrel a high dose of progestin?

A type of progestin: Levonorgestrel is one type of progestin (an artifical progesterone-like hormone). It can be given in low doses or in higher doses - the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a low dose, 20 micrograms a day, compared with birth control pills which are a medium dose - 100 to 150 micrograms a day. Some common 'morning after' pills are high-dose Levonorgestrel - two 750 microgram doses or a single 1500 microgram dose. ...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) worsen psoriasis?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) worsen psoriasis?

Adverse reaction: There is the possibility that you are having an allergic contact dermatitis to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) ring or a component of the ring itself. Way to test is to have the ring removed, then see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing to determine if you have an allergy to components of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device. ...Read more

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When does mirena (levonorgestrel) stop working?

When does mirena (levonorgestrel) stop working?

5 years: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is approved to be effective for 5 years. While protection may last longer than that there is no way to know for sure. Don't take a chance. Having an iud still in place if you get pregnant creates significant risks. ...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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Can I self remove my mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

No: Have your gyn do it as it is usually easy to remove but sometimes it could get stuck or imbedded. ...Read more

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Could I use tampons with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Could I use tampons with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: While it is generally recommended that nothing be in the vagina for the first week after mirena, (levonorgestrel) after that tampons are safe to use. ...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


Levonorgestrel Allergy (Definition)

Levonorgestrel allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Levonorgestrel that ...Read more