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Most likely: While the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in it causes the periods to be much lighter than what is normal for you. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed then the periods will go back to whatever is your normal. Also in your late 40's it is common to have heavy and irregular periods as you get closer to menopause. Many women will use Mirena (levonorgestrel) at that age just to get the periods to be lighter. ...Read more
Time to change : The manufacturer of Mirena (levonorgestrel) recommends removal after five years. We do know a "grace period" is built in knowing that some may keep in longer. A few studies have demonstrated that it is effective for longer than five years. Regardless, it should be removed and replaced if you are not ready to get pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 6 days ago, TTC, ovulating starting day IUD removed. Spotted yesterday, mild cramping. Preg or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side-effect?
Is it: implantation bleeding or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side effect? It is probably due to hormonal fluctuations after removal of the mirena (levonorgestrel). It is also possible that this is a implantation bleeding although it is rare and the landing of the fertilized ovum to the inner uterine wall is atraumatic. Take a pregnancy test if your period is delayed. ...Read more
Unusual choice: Generally an iud is not placed after an endomtrial ablation; some pain after either can occur so it may be difficult to assess but endure its not a UTI or that the hardware isnt infected after being placed into the post surgical uterus. That is low probaility but this has not been sutidied and the uterus will scar, hopfully not affecting the iud long term; it is likely trnasient but watch fr fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed 2 days ago now experiencing heavy bleeding. Have prescript for bc pills, should I start them now ?
Had 1year mirena (levonorgestrel) checkup in january.Doc was very pleased with mirena (levonorgestrel).Tonight i felt the strings.Haven't felt strings before.Is my mirena (levonorgestrel) falling out?
Can i be pregnant while on the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?3 years on the mirena (levonorgestrel) had period for 3 years regular now i haven't had one since january
It is possible: The risk of pregnancy is very low with the iud but possible. You should do a pregnancy test with the first urination of the day and get your thyroid and prolactin checked with bloodwork ordered by your doctor.The Progesterone in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud thins the lining of the uterus so over time there is isn't much to shed and some women won't ovulate with it. If tests are normal enjoy the lack of periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paragard inserted 5 days ago (2 days after cycle) bleeding heavy, cramping, headaches...Already had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 yrs w no problem. Normal?
Please call the doc: Who inserted it as that doc may want to see you back to make sure everything is ok and the iud is in the right place. ...Read more
I had my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed November 1st. So it's been about 6months&i can't get pregnant?
It depends: Typically a woman's period is the best way to know whether she is capable of becoming pregnant. A woman's period often resumes roughly 1-2 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal, but that's an average, and it can be longer or shorter than that. If your cycle has returned, then you are able to get pregnant during the fertile phase of your cycle. ...Read more
29married.Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 2yrs ago.Periods stopped w/no other s&sx.Normal pap in sept-mirena intact.Very crampy lately w/back pain&spotting.Ideas?
Iud: I would suggest an ultrasound to make sure Iud is in proper place in uterus. ...Read more
Have Mirena (levonorgestrel), (levonorgestrel) had lot of thick CM but today only watery scarce cm, is Mirena (levonorgestrel) still effective?
I had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted 4 years ago haven't had periods for 4 years,for past couple of days I've had agonising stomach cramp under the belly button?
Get checked.: It sounds like your cramping is severe - and new. Pain under the belly button can be many things - one of them is a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, which can be dangerous to you. Why take the risk? Get seen today. LGromko MD ...Read more
Had implanon inserted 4 ova a year1/2 last year i had a mini miscariage.Been feelin nausea, constipation, diherria, i binge but lost weight am i pregnant?
Check pregnancy test: Pregnancies with Implanon are not common. It is greater than 99% effective, but rarely there are failures. Check a pregnancy test then follow up with your doctor. It is not likely that you are pregnant so if the test is negative you need further evaluation to determine why you feel this way. ...Read more
Removed mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD today. Had bright red bleeding/cramping immediately (few mins) after. Normal?
If I have the marina and my 5years was up 7/6/12 but have not got it taking out can it hurt me, and i still have no pireod it's been 8months any ideas?
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Mirena (levonorgestrel)? Not likely: If you are asking about the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, your chance of pregnancy is about 1%. That means it is 99% effective. It is placed in the office by your doctor. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) sits inside your uterus and is good for up to 5 years. Many patients will also see their periods become very light or even stop. This is very normal with Mirena (levonorgestrel) and is not a concern for pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: , one of the initial side effect of the iuds (intra uternal devices) is bleeding pv.., the bleeding may persist for few days and will stop. Consult your dr for possible medications and side effects. Do not delay! ...Read more
I don't understand. I have the marina IUD but I'm have pregnacy symptoms. I've had my IUD for a year now. ?
I have the Marina and it's due to come out in January well I started heavy but bleeding with clots couple days ago what could it be
Marina placed 3 weeks ago and been bleeding since. It comes and goes as far as how heavy. Nothing that's lite though. Is this normal?
I had the marina inserted fri i just checked to see if i can feel the string and i cant is that normal? If its not what should i do? I've been crampin
Ive had marina coil for a year, in the last week Ive been experiencing thick, dark brown and odorless discharge. Is this normal? How long will it last?
A thick discharge: could be mucus from a boggy cervix, which could mean either pregnancy or infection. I would make sure to check a pregnancy test, then if negative check it again 1 week later. Then get to a GYN or family physician to examine for vaginal infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I've had my marina coil for a year now and I've just started having blobby, dark brown, odourless discharge. What does this mean? How long until it stops?
Fie This Mortal Coil: First make sure you're not pregnant.No birth control is 100%(Except an aspirin tablet...held firmly between the knees).Next, bear in mind that you have a foreign body in your uterus;sometimes it can irritate the tissue and cause bleeding, even after a year.But if the bleeding/spotting continue for more than a week or gets worse & worse,with cramps,you'll need to see your GYN. Maybe have it removed ...Read more
Great options: The intrauterine device is a small t shape item placed inside the uterus. There are 3 approved iuds in the us. Mirena (levonorgestrel) can last up to 5 years and contains a small amount of Progesterone giving you the benefit of light or no periods. Skyla is a smaller 3 yr version of mirena (levonorgestrel). Paragard lasts 10 years and is hormone free. All are safe, highly effective, well tolerated & popular options. ...Read more
Possible: Iud devices can cause GI issues but check with your gyn to make sure there have no complications. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil: The lack of periods is normal with the coil. A bad smell could indicate a vaginal infection. See your MD ...Read more
If the marina is no longer effective what are the chance of getting pregnant if still in place and he pulls out
Mirena (levonorgestrel): The Mirena (levonorgestrel) system is effective for about 5 years. If yours is now past that time frame, and you are using the withdrawal method, there is an increased chance that you could become pregnant as withdrawal is not a good method of contraception. Consider condoms plus spermacide now for better protection and see your ob/gyn if you want to find a different long term method. ...Read more
Hi I have the marina iud and here recently I have been bleeding bright orange and I've been kinda scared ... What should I do?
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. Occasional bleeding and spotting are typical. ...Read more
Hi I have had my marina in for over 7 years I am 54 years old now not concerned about getting pregnant so can I just leave it in?
Had marina removed begin of sept.Sept-oct 28 day cycle.Oct-nov 32 cycle.Believe i had a failed implantation. How can I work out when i ovulate please?
Use an OPK kit: Did you have a + pregnancy test then negative? Now your cycles are back after the Mirena (levonorgestrel) you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. ...Read more
I am 22 years old, i got marina IUD for 1 year . I want to remove IUD to get pregnant, how long I have to wait to get pregnant to have healthy baby. ?
Not long at all.: Upon iud removal conception is possible and likely at your age; take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and continue with sexual activity as soon as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is removed. You should have a 25-30% chance of conception per cycle with regular vaginal intercourse. Best of luck! ...Read more