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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What are treatment options for someone with the mirena (levonorgestrel) and low sex drive?

What are treatment options for someone with the mirena (levonorgestrel) and low sex drive?

Hi: If your sex drive was better before Mirena (levonorgestrel) then having it removed might end up being your option. You could have hormone levels checked for DHEAS, progesterone and Testosterone. If these are off a BHRT physician might be able to mix up a cream that you would apply in the labial/clitoral area that might help. Some herbal formulations might help too. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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After mirena, (levonorgestrel) how to do get rid of a large golf ball sized recurring cyst (ruptures and grows back) so I can have another child?

After mirena, (levonorgestrel) how to do get rid of a large golf ball sized recurring cyst (ruptures and grows back) so I can have another child?

Removal of cyst wall: Without knowing the specifics of your cyst - typically, in order to prevent a pathologic (abnormal)cyst from recurring, one must have a laparoscopy to peel out the capsule ('wall') of the cyst, while leaving the overlying nl ovarian tissue in place. To drain a cyst-increases the chance it will recur. Also-some cysts (usu. Small < 2.5cm) are normal, and their occurence monthly is part of nl cycles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mirena (levonorgestrel) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mirena (levonorgestrel) allergy?

None: There is no such thing like mirena allergy, you can have side effects of mirena insertion, but no allergy ...Read more

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I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena (levonorgestrel) in oct?

I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena (levonorgestrel) in oct?

Dermatitis: Do you have nasal alergies and feel congested? Do you apply chaptix or other lipstick on your lips? The rings can be from skin dryness of contact allergy to a cosmetic product. Apply vaseline daily and no other products and if your nose if congested see an allergist to get it treated. You may be mouth breathing at night. ...Read more

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How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Very effective: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one of the most effective non-permanent methods of birth control. It is better than 99% effective. ...Read more

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What's causing my pain if you doubt it's the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What's causing my pain if you doubt it's the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to have the Mirena inserted if you have abnormal cells?

Abnormal cells where: You do not specify where the abnormal cells are located. Re-submit your question with more information. ...Read more

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What to do if I could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

What to do if I could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

Depends: Its ok if you can feel the strings. Some Women feel for them monthly for reassurance that the IUD is still there. They shouldn't be felt near the vaginal opening as this could indicate that the IUD had fallen out of the uterus. They are normally quite high up near the top of the vagina.

If your partner can feel the strings during intercourse, the string may need to be cut shorter. ...Read more

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What would happen if I got clumdia or goanneria while being on the mirena (levonorgestrel)? What are the signs of this?

What would happen if I got clumdia or goanneria while being on the mirena (levonorgestrel)? What are the signs of this?

Signs /risks are few: If the infections by chlamydia or gonorrhea are very recent and only present in your cervix, they can be treated easily, promptly and effectively with the appropriate antibiotics without removing your Mirena (levonorgestrel) and without sequellae. These infections can frequently be totally asymptomatic; there may be no "signs". They are often detected by simply performing tests on your vaginal/cervical secretions. ...Read more

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Does the mirena cause bv?

Does the mirena cause bv?

Yes and no: Forgn body thread in vagina can cause BV
usually it does not cause BV ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...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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How is the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Is it similiar to the nuvaring?

How is the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Is it similiar to the nuvaring?

Not similar: The NuvaRing is comparable to the birth control pill, it contains estrogen and pregesterone and is intended to provide contraception by suppressing the ovaries, it usually provides good cycle contro as well - it is placed in the vagina by the user. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is more like the depo-provera shot. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a Progesterone only contraceptive that is placed by a physician inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Which IUD has the highest efficacy: Mirena, Skyla, or Kyleena? Mirena has a cumulative Kaplan-Meier of. 7, while Skyla has a. 9 and Kyleena has 1.45

Which IUD best?: What is goal of IUD? If to prevent preg 100% none do this. I would ask dr in your area what has worked best and ask of the lady 100 patients how many got preg in his hands, ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) make you infertile?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a very effective reversible contraceptive. It is an iud that releases low doses of progesterone. Once Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed fertility should return. Since an iud can make an std worse, it is important that you and your partner be screened and treated for any infections before insertion. It is also important to be in a monogamous relationship while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

Sometimes: With any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more

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What are periods like on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What are periods like on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Lighter over time: For the first 4-6 months, your menses will be a little more irregular and erratic. However, after 6 months, menses will be much lighter or even absent. Amenorrhea (no menses) is experienced by 30% of women with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) after 2 years. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed while on Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes! Very safe.: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) reduce your libido?

Anecdotal: There is some evidence that it can, and it does make sense because of the change in hormones, but most of the evidence is still anecdotal. Here is a link to a pretty clear explanation. Http://www. Gynogab. Com/2010/01/mirena-iud-and-your-sex-drive. Html best wishes. ...Read more

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Do u prefer mirena (levonorgestrel) over paraguard?

Personal choice: The choice of which iud you decide on is very personal. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) lasts for 5 years, releases a small amount of hormones into the uterus, and typically makes periods lighter (half of women will stop periods altogether). The paragard lasts 10 years, has no hormones, and can make periods heavier. They are both very effective at preventing pregnancy. Discuss with your dr. To decide which is best. ...Read more

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Should I wear a condom with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Should I wear a condom with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is very effective at pregnancy prevention. However, only condoms protect against stds. If stds are a concern to you, you should use condoms in addition to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. To put it another way, the risk of pregnancy is about 1 in 1000. Pregnancy isn't common but it does happen in rare instances. If you do get pregnant while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place, you have a high chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the difference between copper iud and mirena?

What is the difference between copper iud and mirena?

Hormones: The primary difference is the copper IUD is not infused with hormones. It changes the way they work some. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more