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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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!

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!

Endometriosis: 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.

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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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What happens after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

What happens after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

Mirena removal.: Spotting can occur. It is usual to go back to previous period pattern. You will need to use some form of birth control if you plan to be sexually active. ...Read more

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

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

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Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) a good form of contraceptivon I've?

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

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Is it bad if u can't feel the wires to the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

No: You should be able to feel the strings from the mirena (levonorgestrel). That is one way to know that it is still in place. ...Read more

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I was showering and my mirena (levonorgestrel) string fell out is that normal?

I was showering and my mirena (levonorgestrel) string fell out is that normal?

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

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Could you tell me why my mirena (levonorgestrel) strings have gotten way shorter? Is this bad?

Could you tell me why my mirena (levonorgestrel) strings have gotten way shorter? Is this bad?

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

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Can Mirena cause swelling of the ankles?

Can Mirena cause swelling of the ankles?

Yes: I don't see it commonly, but edema is listed as a side effect of Mirena. I would check with your doc to make sure that nothing else is causing the edema. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant by the Mirena?

Mirena IUD: The Mirena IUD is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. This means pregnancy is highly unlikely while using Mirena. It is a highly effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Could I use tampons with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Could I use tampons with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: While it is generally recommended that nothing be in the vagina for the first week after mirena, (levonorgestrel) after that tampons are safe to use. ...Read more

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What do you think about IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What do you think about IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

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

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Embedded mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. What are symptoms?

Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What are the complications from mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the complications from mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Minera sfx: Common: vag bleeding, lack of period, ovarian cyst, abd pain, nausea, breast tenderness, vaginitis, painful periods, expulsion. Serious: ectopic pregnancy, inflamatory disease on pelvis, infertility, abortion, congenital anomalies if pregnant, etc. ...Read more

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My dr pressuring me to get the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

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

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) have similar affects as pregnacy?

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) have similar affects as pregnacy?

??: Do you mean does having a Mirena (levonorgestrel) make you feel pregnant?

No. It shouldn't. ...Read more

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What complication come from mirena (levonorgestrel) being perforated?

What complication come from mirena (levonorgestrel) being perforated?

Plenty: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is placed through the wall of the uterus, this must be addressed immediately. It can cause problems related to pelvic pain and intr-abdominal infection. They are usually removed laparoscopically when this occurs. ...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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more