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Will the merina iud make me put on weight?

Will the merina iud make me put on weight?

No it will not: The hormone of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD tends to work locally in your uterus and pelvis to reduce your risks of pregnancy very effectively. Having a Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and practicing "safe sex" , using condoms to reduce your risk of sexually transmitted infections will keep you healthy and happy. Not eating well balanced nutritious meals and not exercising regularly will "make you put on weight". ...Read more

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What are the side effects for the merina IUD please?

What are the side effects for the merina IUD please?

Irregular bleeding: Some women after Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD insertion will have irregular bleeding and spotting that eventually stops in 2 to 3 months and then will have decreased bleeding or no bleeding at all the rest of the 5 years. Patience is all that is necessary. Some women will have minimal cramping for a few days to a month. The risk of spontaneous expulsion and perforation is very low, less than 1%. Ideal contraceptive ...Read more

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Ive had my merina iud for 4 months today after intercouse with my husband i had bright red blood as i wiped and the completely gone is this normal.

Ive had my merina iud for 4 months today after intercouse with my husband i had bright red blood as i wiped and the completely gone is this normal.

Normal: This can sometimes happen from the mirena and the physical impact against the cervix and uterus. As long as the bleeding has completely stopped, it is not an emergency. However, be sure to call your OBGYN office to let her know of the symptoms, and pay close attention to other times you may notice bleeding. It may provide clues to another cause. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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I have the merina iud for almost 2years and suspect that i might be pregnant. The dettol method shows a positive. How accurate is this method?

I have the merina iud for almost 2years and suspect that i might be pregnant. The dettol method shows a positive. How accurate is this method?

Just take a test: The Dettol method involves mixing your urine in household bleach. It would be much easier and much more accurate to simply take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are pregnant then you need to see a doctor to make sure it is not an ectopic pregnancy. Pregnancies with Mirena (levonorgestrel) are quite rare but when they do occur the risk of tubal pregnancy is 25% ...Read more

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Ive had my merina iud in for 6 weeks my first peeiod and i have had my period fir over 2 weeks with no sing of stopping why?

Ive had my merina iud in for 6 weeks my first peeiod and i have had my period fir over 2 weeks with no sing of stopping why?

Varies: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect the 1st few weeks after Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion. After that periods tend to lighten with 25% having no periods by 12 months. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. ...Read more

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I have merina IUD from 5 years. My periods are stopped since 1 year and 6 months. All of the sudden, i put on 10 pounds weight. Is this the reason?

I have merina IUD from 5 years. My periods are stopped since 1 year and 6 months. All of the sudden, i put on 10 pounds weight. Is this the reason?

May not be it...: Mirena (levonorgestrel) only is proven to last 5 years as far as contraception. So, first be sure you're not pregnant, but i would expect you would begin cycling first.. Even is Mirena (levonorgestrel) is wearing off, you should see your doc to check for other causes, as long as your diet and activity are steady.. ...Read more

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Ive had my merina iud placed for 3 months had a long period which lasted for 4 weeks then stopped and when my next period was due only spotting why?

Ive had my merina iud placed for 3 months had a long period which lasted for 4 weeks then stopped and when my next period was due only spotting why?

Typical of Mirena: That is typical of Mirena. During the first 3-6 months of use, its not uncommon to have prolonged bleeding or break-through bleeding or spotting. Usually after 6 months that goes away and your periods start to get light. After a year around half of women don't have any periods at all. Best wishes! ...Read more

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New medication in australia SAXENDA for weight loss dose it really work and can it be used with a merina iud or oral bcp please?

New medication in australia SAXENDA for weight loss dose it really work and can it be used with a merina iud or oral bcp please?

Saxenda: Saxenda may help weight loss but at your age you should be doing more exercise and eating properly. I graduated from Sydney medical school in 1974 and decided to move to America. and have stayed there with a few trips back to Sydney. Still practicing in USA. Enjoy life - enjoy the surf, and relax. I doubt you need Saxenda. ...Read more

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I got my merina iud fitted in 10 days ago since that day ive had bad ibs symptoms.Ive never had this before a lot of bloating and wind and in the loo?

I got my merina iud fitted in 10 days ago since that day ive had bad ibs symptoms.Ive never had this before a lot of bloating and wind and in the loo?

Possible infection: Your symptoms could be signs of an infection or perforation possibly related to your IUD insertion. Because you have never had these symptoms before it is prudent for you to go back to the provider who inserted the IUD to have it checked. They may do an ultrasound to check the position of the IUD and a CBC blood test to look for infection, and exam. Don't wait. Go now. ...Read more