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Does the mirena (levonorgestrel) still work after 5 years?

Unknown: The levonorgesterl is reduced by 50%/day at 5 years. The manufacturer reccomends replacement at 5 years.

Actually it is not known for sure why it even works. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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What happens if you leave mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted past the five year expiration period?

What happens if you leave mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted past the five year expiration period?

Not a good idea: It will lost is contraceptive effectiveness, cycles will resume, and it can become "embedded" in the wall of the uterus making removal extremely difficult. ...Read more

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Should my periods stop after I reach my five year mark and did not have the mirena (levonorgestrel) removed even if I been having my cycle the whole time I've had it?

Should my periods stop after I reach my five year mark and did not have the mirena (levonorgestrel) removed even if I been having my cycle the whole time I've had it?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is more than 5 years old, you are at risk of pregnancy. The reason for the stop in periods may be pregnancy. So run a home urine pregnancy test and have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed. If you don't want to be pregnant, consider having another one placed or another form of reliable contraception. ...Read more

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What can happen if mirena (levonorgestrel) is in past 5 years?

Unreliable: The reliability of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cannot be guaranteed after the 5 year expiration. Follow with your physician for removal and discussion on the best contraceptive options for you now. ...Read more

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March will be 5 years for my mirena (levonorgestrel) can I get it taken out now?

March will be 5 years for my mirena (levonorgestrel) can I get it taken out now?

Yes: You can have your Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed by a trained healthcare professional anytime. For example, you may be ready to try to get pregnant. ...Read more

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March of this year [2015] itll be 5 years for my mirena (levonorgestrel). but my boyfriend says my string poke him bad is that normal?

March of this year [2015] itll be 5 years for my mirena (levonorgestrel). but my boyfriend says my string poke him bad is that normal?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): This occurs occasionally. Your doctor can adjust the strings, it probably is the knot at the end of the Mirena (levonorgestrel). This can be done with your new one in a couple of months. ...Read more

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I have had my Mirena (levonorgestrel) for a almost 5 1/2 years. Is it unsafe to wait 6 more months when I can get insurance to cover a new one?

Expired Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: The risk is that you could get pregnant with the old expired ineffective IUD in place. This increases the risk of miscarriage and more serious complications such as the IUD causing damage to the growing baby. ...Read more

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I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) and want to know about the "mirena (levonorgestrel) crash". Thinking of having it removed. I've had it 2 years.

I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) and want to know about the "mirena (levonorgestrel) crash". Thinking of having it removed. I've had it 2 years.

Mirena (levonorgestrel) crash?: Never heard of it. Describe what is happening so that I can give you my opinion about it. ...Read more

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When you are considering having another child Whithin a year. When is the best time to remove your mirena (levonorgestrel)? I have had mine in for 5 1/2 years

Your expired: Mirena (levonorgestrel) can stay up to five years and then needs to be removed. Yours expired 6 months ago so removal at this time is indicated. Normally one does not need to remove it until they want to get pregnant. Pregnancies have been seen as early as 7 days after removal. ...Read more

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for a long time now. 5 years march 2015. my boyfriend says string poke him all the time and painful I can only feel one string?

See your Gyn...: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) string is bothering your boyfriend, you should see your Gyn. The string may need to be cut shorter or your IUD may have dropped within your uterus. It's best to have this checked out. Best wishes! ...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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As of February 28th, I have had my Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud in for 5 years. So it's now 5 weeks "expired". Is it still effective?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) expired??: Would I bet a possible pregnancy - no however there is at least one study showing it may last as long as 7 years. - BUT the licensing documents filed for its approval indicate that it will deliver 20 mcg of the hormone for 5 years - so there may still be hormone left after the 5 year anniversary see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2770406/
I would play it safe and use a backup ...Read more

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I had 2 mirenas totalling 8 years, I took it out 2 days ago. What's the likelihood of pregnancy if I took the ring out and tried immediately?

I had 2 mirenas totalling 8 years, I took it out 2 days ago. What's the likelihood of pregnancy if I took the ring out and tried immediately?

Depends: It depends upon menstrual cycle. You have to have menstrual cycles and sex at the time of ovulation to get pregnant. If you want to have a child, figure out your cycles and make sure you have sex around the time of ovulation. ...Read more

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I have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for a few years now and ever since I got it I bleed a lot. Like 3 weeks out of the month. Every month. Is there something wrong?

Try something else: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a great product for many people and most people have light periods or no periods. For those that have heavy or long periods it usually get better over time. If this has been happening for you for years then it is probably best to try another birth control method. ...Read more

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My IUD (mirena) expired last year. Could I get pregnant or is that a guideline (5 years)?

Supposed to come out: At 5 yr mark yes you could get pregnant please see you gyn and have it removed asap and either get another one put in or use something else and if u want no more kids you can get an essure tubal takes 5 minutes, no cutting, I do them in office, no cutting, can work in the am, do it in the pm, go back to work next am. ...Read more

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I have had the mirena for 5 years now and have always had a period approx every 2 months but haven't in 5?

This is expected: Irregular infrequent bleeding is a well known effect of the Mirena IUD. Many women with the Mirena IUD eventually achieve amenorrhea, or no periods while they have the device in place. As always, if you have any concerns, see you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for almost 2 years&keep having recurring masses on my ovaries since placement. Should I have it taken out?

I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for almost 2 years&keep having recurring masses on my ovaries since placement. Should I have it taken out?

Probably Unrelated: Mirena (levonorgestrel) thickens cervical mucous, thins the endometrium (so less bleeding), & doesn't affect ovulation much. If you have functional cysts (normal recurring ovarian cysts), you may benefit from hormonal birth control to suppress ovulation (ocps). If the masses are not functional (dermoids, endometriomas, etc) discuss your options with your gyn. Mirena (levonorgestrel) may be unrelated. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm on the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years and I have my what I think is my period 10 days earlier than expected could I be pregnant?

I'm on the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years and I have my what I think is my period 10 days earlier than expected could I be pregnant?

Yes but unlikely: Irregular, unpredictable, bleeding is common on Mirena (levonorgestrel). It doesn't mean you are pregnant. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy so the chance that you are pregnant is < 1%. Best wishes! ...Read more