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Mirena After Five Years
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
Tubal ligation in 1996. Mirena five years ago. I am having pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible to still get pregnant? I had the mirena put in because of a couple ectopic pregnancies after the tubal ligation. I just hit the five year mark on the mirena.
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
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
IUD: May not be. You should see your provider. ...Read more
What is a 43 year old woman to expect from having mirena (levonorgestrel) in for 6 years. No children wanted! Thanks!
March of this year  itll be 5 years for my mirena (levonorgestrel). but my boyfriend says my string poke him bad is that normal?
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
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
How do you know if your mirena (levonorgestrel) is inbedded? Had for 4 years haven't seen a dr since then have insurance but no dr. Also in pain.
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?
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
I had Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 2 years without any problems, then all of a sudden it came out or expelled. Is it likely to happen again if I get another one?
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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?
HOW LONG BEFORE MY MIRENA (levonorgestrel) WARE OFF. I HAVE BEEN ON THE SAME ONE FOR 10 YEARS NOW GOING ON 11....NEVER ONCE GOT IT CHANGED. I GET IT CHECKED YEARLY THO?
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. ...Read more
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
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?
This is my 2nd (iud) mirena and I've had it almost 3 years now. I recently (2 weeks ago) had my cycle (normal). I was clear a week and this week I'v?
Question cut off: Question cut off, please edit and resubmit. ...Read more
I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for three years now and its been great, but recently I've just started to bleed every other day, should I be concerned?
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
I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years now haven't seen a dr. Since then its hurts pretty bad and I have medicaid but no dr. Just got it back. What should I do?
See a doctor: Now that you have your medicaid it should be easy to schedule a visit and have that checked out. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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