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Mirena Allergy Drugs
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
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
Can you develop an allergy to the mirena iud? I had the mirena IUD inserted over 2 years ago. For the past 6 months, I have had a skin rash for which multiple doctors have been unable to find a cause, including a dermatologist and an allergist. Is it po
How serious is it to have the mirena (levonorgestrel) because I have been seeing commercials saying its a dangerous drug and I have that iud?
Not serious: The most common risks with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are at time of placement. If you have an infection when the iud is placed, you are increased risk in the first 30 days for pelvic infection. Other risks for displaced or misplaced come at the time of placement. If not placed by trained physician, it could be placed improperly. ...Read more
Doctor was unable to insert mirena (levonorgestrel) due to scar tissue and i don't want anymore drugs for birth control, any suggestions?
No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally in the uterine cavity and is fda approved for contraception (up to 5 years) and for reducing heavy menstrual flow. The classic symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats, vag dryness, sleeplessness) would not be prevented by the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more
Mirena put in 2.5 months ago. 6 wk check, no strings visible, u/s shows it's in right place. pinkish spotting mid cycle for the 1st time. concerned?
No cause for alarm: Since you are using one of the most effective methods of contraception, as long as the Mirena remains inside your uterus and causes you no pain, there is really no cause for alarm. Pinkish spotting and /or some changes in your menstrual cycles and vaginal bleeding are fairly common. ...Read more
If i had two periods in one month, when can I expect my next period? P.S. I have removed mirena (levonorgestrel) 6 months ago.
Hard to say: A normal menstrual cycle (from the first day of one period to the next period) lasts 21 to 35 days. It is normal to bleed for up to seven days. Bleeding in between the two periods is considered abnormal. But if you have short cycles, it is entirely possible to have 2 periods over the course of a calendar month. If you are having abnormal, excess bleeding, you should see your gyn doc. ...Read more
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Hormonal IUD: 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
Yes: It is a good form of contraception, especially if you have irregular periods since it does have some hormone that it releases and can help to regulate your periods. The insertion is a little uncomfortable, but after you have it placed, you can keep it there for up to 5 years before needing to replace it. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings: Normally the mirena-iud strings do protrude from the cervix up to 1 inch but you have to place a finger inside the vagina to confirm. If your mirena-iud strings are visible on the outside of vagina , the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is out of your uterus--time to get seen! ...Read more
Not usually bad: As the uterus moves around during exercise, intercourse or other activities, the Mirnea can move slightly inside the uterus. This can shorten the strings or even draw the strings up inside the uterus. It doesn't usually mean anything bad. If you can't feel the strings, you may want to have an u/s to make sure the IUD is still inside the uterus in good position. ...Read more
Excellent choice: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer