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Doctor insights on: Mirena After Five Years

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 4 1/2 years. I've taken 3 home tests my results were negative positive negative. What does this mean?

I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 4 1/2 years. I've taken 3 home tests my results were negative positive negative. What does this mean?

Unsure: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate but if they are inconsistent then you either had an early pregnancy loss or a false positive test. Recommend a blood test with your gynecologist.

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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.

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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!

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I'm getting my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed less then 2 weeks, how do they remove it and can they mess up and hurt me I'm scared 4. Years on mirena (levonorgestrel)? ..

I'm getting my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed less then 2 weeks, how do they remove it and can they mess up and hurt me I'm scared 4. Years on mirena (levonorgestrel)? ..

Don't worry!: Removing an iud is usually very straight forward and much easier then inserting it. It might cramp for a few minutes.

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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.