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My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer. We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control. Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer.  We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control.  Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

Probably: One mechanism of action for the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (and there are several) is the thinning of the endometrium. That makes the lining of the uterus less receptive to implantation of a fertilized egg. When a conception does occur, most of the time that fertilized egg will not implant and the pregnancy will not be established - this results in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) being an abortifacient at least part of the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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IUD-Mirena-inserted May 15/14 following abortion.Period is normally on time since IUD was done.Period was due Nov 3/14-3 days ago-.Pregnancy possible?

IUD-Mirena-inserted May 15/14 following abortion.Period is normally on time since IUD was done.Period was due Nov 3/14-3 days ago-.Pregnancy possible?

Possible not likely : There is no contraceptive method that doesn't have failures. However, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD contains a progestin which makes periods much shorter and lighter almost to the point of being non-existent. It is much more likely that that is what is going on but you can always check a pregnancy test to be sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 33 years old, have had 3 vaginal births, 4 abortions and I have a mirena (levonorgestrel). I hav pain in my pelvis and vagina all the time. Why?

I'm 33 years old, have had 3 vaginal births, 4 abortions and I have a mirena (levonorgestrel). I hav pain in my pelvis and vagina all the time. Why?

NOT normal: Plase call you gyn, as u need an exam, cultures and ultrasound to me sure the iud is in the right place ad nothing else is going on, the iud may need to come out even if it is the right place. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

Misplacement: Initial misplacement or later displacement are the two most common reasons for failure. Mirena, (levonorgestrel) like any other contraceptive method, has a failure rate that is fortunately very small. ...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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I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues ?

I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues ?

What issues?: After an iud is inserted, it can take 3-6 months for the side effects to stabilize. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of birth control is worth the initial suffering. But if you have fever, abdominal pain, or abnormal/foul discharge, i'd be worried about infection, and i'd see a doc. If it's just cramps, Ibuprofen and a heating pad can help. Mood changes and acne usually get better. ...Read more

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