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Mirena Allergy In Children
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
Ttc for yr tried everything have two other children had mirena (levonorgestrel) surgically removed and some endemetriosis removed could that be the problem plz help!
Individuals with endometriosis have trouble concieving depending on the severity of the endometriosis. However, it seems that you have two children from before that is a good sign. My recommendations is to get an ovulation kit and timed intercourse every other day to optimize your chances of pregnancy when you ovulate
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Considering getting a Mirena IUD. How long does the insertion take? How much pain can I expect to have with the insertion and in the days that follow? I haven't had any children.
Good choice: Mirena will give you consistent contraception for 5 years. Since you have not had any children, insertion may be somewhat difficult but not impossible. Your provider will be able to offer advice/suggestions on how to minimize the discomfort. Under optimum circumstances, insertion takes about 1-3 minutes or so, the discomfort, subsides quickly, in a day or so. I hope this helps. Best Wishes ...Read more
What is a 43 year old woman to expect from having mirena (levonorgestrel) in for 6 years. No children wanted! Thanks!
I am 32yrs old, I have 3 children. I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD placed in 2006, and removed in 2010.I have not been able to conceive as of then?
Infertility: That would represent significant infertility. When it takes longer than 2 years to become pregnancy natural pregnancy rates decline rapidly and significantly. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not affect fertility. So something has changed since 2006. Only a fertility evaluation can figure out the exact nature of the problem. ...Read more
Is bad cramping and significant bleeding normal for the day after getting the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? I have never had children.
Can happen: Observe, but if persists, should be evaluated. ...Read more
I haven't had any children yet, but I have birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and it's been causing me pain in my lower abdomin. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for a year + now.?
Lots of other causes: You will need to be seen by your doctor to determine the cause of pain. Of you had your iud for over a year without problems I would investigate other causes such as an ovarian cyst. The doctor will verify the iud is in the proper location by exam or sonogram and look for other causes as well as test for infection. ...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 more
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Same: The efficacy is the same as Mirena ...Read more
Talk to them: If your doctor is suggesting the mirena, (levonorgestrel) you should discuss the risks and benefits with them. There is usually a good reason why a doctor recommends medical treatment. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) has many benefits, decreased menstrual bleeding, decreased risk of endometrial cancer, decreased pain with periods, effective contraception, etc. ...Read more
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
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