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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more


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Is it safe to take melatonin with the Merena iud?

Is it safe to take melatonin with the Merena iud?

Safe together: Those medicines are safe together and should not interfere with each other. Most people use between 1 to 5 milligrams of melatonin at a time. I normally recommend people start with 1 milligram. Be careful you are not too sleepy the next morning after using melatonin. A medicine you use, Ritalin, (methylphenidate) is known to keep people awake fyi. ...Read more

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Will the merena IUD help with my bleeding from a Depo-Provera shot that I got before the merena iud?

Will the merena IUD help with my bleeding from a Depo-Provera shot that I got before the merena iud?

Maybe: The big problem with Depo-Provera is irregular bleeding. Mirena (levonorgestrel) should thin the lining of your uterus down fairly quickly and so should resolve the bleeding pretty quickly too — your obgyn can also add some extra Progesterone orally if you having heavy bleeding. Check with your obgyn.

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Have the merena IUD since December haven't had a period since February 1st. And every couple months I feel like I'm in labor like turn white sweating cramps then I'll pass what looks like tissue?

Have the merena IUD since December haven't had a period since February 1st. And every couple months I feel like I'm in labor like turn white sweating cramps then I'll pass what looks like tissue?

Merena IUD: Has progesterone so it is not uncommon that periods may cease with this IUD. Sometimes with IUDs when periods occur they are more painful and may have longer bleedings as well. I assume the tissue is blood like9 so that may be your period) if you are concerned f/u with gyn they can do an ultrasound and check the postion ...Read more

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I want to change my current bc due to complications (iud, merena)what bc would be a good alternative?

I want to change my current bc due to complications (iud, merena)what bc would be a good alternative?

Depends: Your choices would include birth control pills, ring, patch, the Implanon insert, depo-provera injections, or the paraguard iud. Each has its own specific set of side effects and risks, as well as benefits. The complications you experienced with the mirena, (levonorgestrel) your experiences with other methods, and a history of something like migraines with aura or dvts may help you decide. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD come out?

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 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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What do you think about IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Excellent choice: 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 a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be removed at home?

Only if: Your doctor makes a house call and is familiar with the removal technique. ...Read more

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Embedded mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. What are symptoms?

Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Can any medications effect the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Short answer: no: If you mean will any medications make it less effective the answer is no. But certain meds may make your bleeding heavier with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (warfarin/plavix/lovenox) but these would increase your bleeding if you didn't have a mirena (levonorgestrel). There are no interactions with antibiotics, anti retrovirals, seizure meds, etc. This is one of the reasons I like iuds so much. Very few interactions. ...Read more

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What are the complications from mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the complications from mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Minera sfx: Common: vag bleeding, lack of period, ovarian cyst, abd pain, nausea, breast tenderness, vaginitis, painful periods, expulsion. Serious: ectopic pregnancy, inflamatory disease on pelvis, infertility, abortion, congenital anomalies if pregnant, etc. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Minimal: Pain and cramping with insertion are common, but not dangerous. The chances of you getting an infection may increase slightly. You could get pregnant and not know it. You should expect some spotting for the first year. Perforation of the uterus is very rare. A broken string can require a hysteroscopy to remove it in the future. Cutting the string too short can cause pain for your partner. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get an IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

Depends: It depends on the type of clinic you go to. If a clinic is using sliding fee based on your income, you may get a generous discount if you are not a full pay patient. Private practices and obgyn offices who don't operate income based programs will charge you full price, which will be in range of $150 to 200 if no more than they will charge you for the visit itself. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What do you suggest if my dr recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Talk to them: If your doctor is suggesting the mirena, (levonorgestrel) you should discuss the risks and benefits with them. There is usually a good reason why a doctor recommends medical treatment. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) has many benefits, decreased menstrual bleeding, decreased risk of endometrial cancer, decreased pain with periods, effective contraception, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my body is rejecting the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Pain/bleeding: Most women who "reject" an iud do it fairly soon after insertion. Light spotting is normal and common for up to 4-6 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud insertion. But if cramping pain and heavy bleeding persist, it could be a sign of "rejection". It's best to call to provider who inserted the iud for guidance. ...Read more

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How do u know if something is wrong w your mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

How do u know if something is wrong w your mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Do you feel the string? This is to be checked each month. You could also ask your provider for a pelvic ultrasound for evaluation of placement. ...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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What could happen if the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is not removed after the 5 years?

What could happen if the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is not removed after the 5 years?

Probably nOthing: In europe is approve for 7 yrs. Fda approved it for 5. So in conclusion might be safe to leave it in. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD fall out on its own?

Varies: This might be associated with a small amount of cramping or nothing at all. It is most likely to fall out early after its insertion and/or during a period. ...Read more

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My mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is "lost" inside me. What can happen if I don't get it out?

No panic: They don t usually go so far... Remember that a xray will find it in the worse case scenarios, but probably your gyn dr will recover it without much difficulty. Just let your dr know, every gyn dr have seen this happen before. These products are made of materials that should not harm your body. Relax, and get an appointment. ...Read more

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Is there an IUD that differs from the Mirena, being more 'natural' / having less side effects?

IUD: Although I am not aware of a specific product. I would recommend talking to a compounding pharmacist. They may be able to direct you to a product that suites your needs. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more