Doctor insights on: Levonorgestrel how long does it stay in your system

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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

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


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What is another levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system besides mirena?

What is another levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system besides mirena?

Other IUDs: There was an iud called progestasert that contained progestin hormone, but now the only ones other than Mirena (levonorgestrel) come from other countries. ...Read more

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How much time does triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) take to get in your system?

How much time does triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) take to get in your system?

3- 4 days: To reach a steady level of hormones can take 3 - 4 days.
This is why starting with the first day of your cycle, with your very first pack of pills, is useful, enough time before ovulation to be working as a contraceptive. ...Read more

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Had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 2yrs or so ago nd recently suffered chemical pregnancy, is there a prob wit my reproduction system?

Had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 2yrs or so ago nd recently suffered chemical pregnancy, is there a prob wit my reproduction system?

Chemical pregnancy: It is unlikely that there is anything wrong with your reproductive system, as long as you haven't had a previous std. My advice is to keep trying. Admittedly if you've been trying for 2 years then you should see a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How long does levonorgestrel stay in your body?

Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the drug to be eliminated is about 17-24 hours, 3/4 gone by 36-48 hours, 7/8 gone by 2-3 days, etc. For all practical purposes you can assume it is all gone in about 5 days. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

Brief: If you are taking a birth control pill with this in it, it is out of your system within days of stopping the pill. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects lasting several days after taking levonorgestrel include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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How severe are side effects of levonorgestrel 1.5mg on average, can I go to work? How long shall I expect side effects to last?

You only know!: What ever you read are guidelines. The effects in any given individual vary. It's the patient's own experience that counts. What all we can say is that this is the "usual"usual" thing or time that may happen and if something out of the usual happens that's distressing you contact us. No guarantees of perfection, but we're here to help you get thru it. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

Not long: Plan b side effects are temporary. Typically you may notice symptoms during the first day or two.
What symptoms are you experiencing? ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

Usually only a days: Usually not long, usually they should be gone once you get your period. Obviously of you do not get a period you need to see your obgyn for evaluation or if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for a long time now. 5 years march 2015. my boyfriend says string poke him all the time and painful I can only feel one string?

I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for a long time now. 5 years march 2015. my boyfriend says string poke him all the time and painful I can only feel one string?

See your Gyn...: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) string is bothering your boyfriend, you should see your Gyn. The string may need to be cut shorter or your IUD may have dropped within your uterus. It's best to have this checked out. Best wishes! ...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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About how long does spotting occur after placement of the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Per the manufacturer: During the first three to six months of Mirena (levonorgestrel) use, the number of bleeding and spotting days may be increased and bleeding patterns may be irregular. Thereafter the number of bleeding and spotting days usually decreases but bleeding may remain irregular. ...Read more

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How long after mirena (levonorgestrel) will it be possible for me to have an orgasm?

How long after mirena (levonorgestrel) will it be possible for me to have an orgasm?

Unrelated: I'm not aware that Mirena (levonorgestrel) caused such problems, but if it did in your case, your problem will be solved soon after removal. ...Read more