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I don't understand. I have the marina IUD but I'm have pregnacy symptoms. I've had my IUD for a year now. ?
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
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
What's your chances of getting pregnant if you have had the marina IUD for a little over 6 years ?
Low, but a big risk: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD should be removed after five years if used for contraception. It probably lasts significantly longer than 5 years, but YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON IT ANY LONGER, and use alternate (backup) birth control until you can have it removed. Pregnancies that occur with the IUD in place can be very problematic. It is NOT worth the risk. ...Read more
I have had the marina IUD for 8 months and just reciently got my first period, its very light but has lasted a week and a half, is this normal?
Hi i was just wondering, i recently had a termination and a marina iud inserted at the same time and ive been still experiencing some discomfort 6 wee?
Yes: Any form of hormonal birth control could possibly cause breast tenderness: birth control pills, Depo-Provera shots, vaginal ring, etc. Mirena is a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, so because it has hormone in it, the breasts may respond with tenderness. The good news is that the longer you have it in, the more you get used to it, and the more likely your breast tenderness will go away. ...Read more
I have marina IUD and my understanding if i get it removed more eggs come out in the first couple months. Can I have twins? I really want twins.
Not increased chance: The chance of twins is not higher after removal of Mirena (levonorgestrel) than before. Some infertility treatments cause an increased risk. But you don't really want to wish twins on yourself. There is a higher risk of preterm delivery and other compications in multiple gestations than in singleton pregnancies. ...Read more
With the Marina IUD do you need to use condoms to help prevent pregnancy more?
6 weeks after 1st child.
No: But 2 methods always better than one ...Read more
I've had a marina IUD for 3 years with no period. Yesterday I had SLIGHT brown spotting with a little pain in the ovaries is that normal?
Can me having to have my birth control (marina IUD ) surgically removed due to over bleeding. Effect or be the reason i bleed when thinkn i'm pregnant?
Yes, but why?: Please discuss this with a competent private gyn physician before you proceed... Not at planned parent hood, please... ...Read more
I have a marina Iud and I'm taking ciprofloxacin for an ear infection. Should I avoid sex with my long term boyfriend or use protection?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics can affect the metabolism of different medications including birth control pills however intrauterine devices effectiveness shouldn't be affected by antibiotics. ...Read more
I have the marina IUD n my period has been off n sometimes brown discharge and painful cramping n my stomach and pelvic what is going on?
Can you get pregnant with a marina iud? My systems have been tenderness, pain and cramping with frequent urination, also being just drained and tired told my doc of pain with intercourse they said to try new ways of doing it. My boyfriend says he can feel
To answer the first part pf your question, yes you can get pregnant with an iud, however the chances of becoming pregnant with a correctly plasced iud are less than 5%.Your doctor should do an iud check to make sure it is in the correct location.Also, it sounds like you may be dealing with an infection, possibly a vaginal bacterial or yeast infection, or even std. On the other hand it may be a urinary tract infection. You should be tested for all of the above.
Your boyfriend is likely feeling the string from the iud or the iud if it is misplaced. If it is the string then maybe it is too long and your doctor should cut it.
I hope your issue is resolved soon. Take care. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: That is very normal for the first 4-6 weeks after insertion. Then cycles should normalize then get shorter, lighter or absent. ...Read more
I have the IUD marina and i keep getting a stabbing pain on the inside of my virgina like I am getting stabbed by a knife is there something going on
Need an exam: U need to get it checked it may have slipped out partially. ...Read more
I have had IUD marina for almost 4yrs & am now experiencing cramping does this mean its starting to wear off? No blood just severe cramps please help
Hello I have an iud marina ... I do not remember my last period ... I get this butterfly feeling in my tummy ... what should I do I have also gone from 192 lbs to 205.8 lbs?
Probably unrelated: Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is not known to cause weight gain, but Beer and Poutine surely can. You could have any number of hormonal or behavioral causes for your symptoms, but it is most likely not related to your contraceptive method. Some forms of contraception are known to increase appetite, but Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not one of them. ...Read more
I had a IUD marina put in about seven months ago they placed it at the ssme time of doing a dnc on me I have had several infections now i'm not bleefing I fill sick to my stomach a lot in the mornings and have been hetting dizzy for a few weeks what could
Several reasons: A pregnancy related d&c, such as for miscarriage, may lead to infection of the lining of the uterus, a situation that iud placement may create for recurrent mild infection. As always, pregnancy needs to be ruled out, ultrasound may help to rule out displacement, and pregnancy needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
What is iud?
Intrauterine device: An iud is a device inserted through the cervix for reliable and reversible birth control. Paraguard is a copper based device good for 10 years and had no hormones. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a Progesterone containing iud which is good for 5 years and is also useful for both birth control and decreasing bleeding. Both have web sites for your review. ...Read more
What is iud?
IUD: An intrauterine device is placed in the vaginal canal to prevent implantation and prevent pregnancy. There are other methods as well i.e.: Contraceptives, implant in the arm (Norplant), and condoms. For further detail, ask your GYN MD for more information to make the right choice for you. ...Read more
What is iud?
Contraceptive device: An iud is a form of long acting reversible contraceptive - birth control - that is commonly used. These devices are placed into the uterus in the office. They are a safe and effective method of birth control. Consult with your doctor to decide if this is a good option for you. ...Read more
Stops Fertilization: Both the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard iuds keep sperm from fertilizing an egg. Paragard--a copper iud releases copper into the uterus; copper works as a spermicide. Mirena (levonorgestrel) thickens cervical mucous so sperm cannot enter; Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also block ovulation. Both iuds may create uterine inflammation which makes it harder for the egg to implant even if it did get fertilized. ...Read more
Generally: It alll depends on your medical condition. If you do not have fibroids or a pelvic infection or any condition that will contraindicate its application, it should be generally safe . You will need aa thorough gynecologic evaluation prior. ...Read more
Not recommended: Removing an IUD yourself isn't recommended. It would be difficult and could cause injury or infection. In the doctor's office, the doc can see well and uses sterile instruments to remove it. It is usually a very quick procedure if the string can be seen. It is more difficult if the string isn't visible. Best wishes! ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I think Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a fairly safe form of Birth control. Like all forms of contraception it has its risks. Mirena (levonorgestrel) not only has the risks of progesterone but the risks associated with a device in the uterus. Let me refer you to www.mirena-us.com for full details as there is not room her to give you a full discussion. ...Read more
Depends...: All insurance policies are not created the same and they all have different levels of coverage for different services... you should be able to tell if they cover an IUD by checking into your specific policy (or asking the physicians office - they should be able to get approval prior to the service so you know what your out of pocket expense would be) ...Read more