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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...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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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...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 is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it then change to another method. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

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) IUD stop your period?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes!: 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 Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very effective form of birth control that is close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if injections are given on time. Injections are given every 3 months in your doctor's office. No pills to remember, no foreign bodies, and nothing to do prior to intercourse. It is a very reliable birth control option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more

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Implanon etogestrel & norplant (levonorgestrel) levorgestrel what are the difference?

Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at any time doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002 Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more

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Deos norplant (levonorgestrel) decrease your libido?

Usually not: In controlled studies the percentage of patients reporting a decreased libido on Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 1-2%. ...Read more

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Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

No: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more

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Which is a better IUD - paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Which is a better IUD - paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: which is better-- an apple or an orange? both have advantages and disadvantages; it's a personal choice. ( most patients chose Mirena) ...Read more

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Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) uses a very small amount of Progesterone that only affects the uterus and cervical mucus. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not associated with weight gain because it does not affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control a good choice?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control a good choice?

One of the best: 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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How does Paragard non-hormonal IUD prevent pregnancy?

How does Paragard non-hormonal IUD prevent pregnancy?

Paragard: Non-hormonal IUDs irritate the uterine lining and prevent the fertilized egg from implanting thus preventing pregnancy ...Read more

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Can metronidazole inhibit mirena (levonorgestrel) effectiveness?

No: 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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I’d like to have the mirena contraceptive put in, is it a hospital procedure or does a gyne do it?

I’d like to have the mirena contraceptive put in, is it a hospital procedure or does a gyne do it?

Rooms: A Gynae can insert this. Usually done in consultation room unless complications. Suggest you call your Gynae first to discuss. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take oral contraceptives while using mirena (levonorgestrel) also?

Can I take oral contraceptives while using mirena (levonorgestrel) also?

Not 4 contraception.: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) intrauterine device is one of the most effective birth control methods available. There is no need to take oral contraceptives (a less effective form of birth control) for contraception. If your doctor has prescribed oral contraceptives for a reason other than birth control, (e.g. Acne vulgaris) you should discuss your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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What is the best contraceptive for my age I have tried mirena (levonorgestrel) coil but my body rejected it 7 weeks after insertion, my BMI is 39 and i smoke

Tubal ligation: My first question would be how many pregnancies have you had and the number of living children. If you feel you that you want no further pregnancies and you have risk factors against using several other forms of birth control, as you do, I would consider a tubal ligation. It is possible to do this under general anesthesia and via the laparoscope. You will have a much shorter recovery time. ...Read more

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I'm on HY-AN contraceptive for 4 months. Combination pills give me pigmentation. I've also already had Mirena? I've had growths on ovaries. I need contraception purely to regulate my cycle. I've never had kids.

I'm on HY-AN contraceptive for 4 months. Combination pills give me pigmentation. I've also already had Mirena? I've had growths on ovaries. I need contraception purely to regulate my cycle. I've never had kids.

Clarify with doctor: One of the benefits of the Mirena IUD is that it often stops mentrual cycles. It is atypical to prescribe birth control to cause a period when using Mirena as this removes one of the most popular benefits. Clarify the treatment plan with your Obgyn. ...Read more

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Can I take the contraceptive pill straight away after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed and will I bleed a lot after removal if im back on the pill?

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Can I take the contraceptive pill straight away after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed and will I bleed a lot after removal if im back on the pill?

Bleeding after Miren: If you start taking ocp's immediatly after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal yuo'll probably bleed less;it may take actually to finish the packn of ocp before you'd see any bleeding. ...Read more

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I have familial hemiplegic migraine. I know it is dangerous to take contraceptive pills. I quited. What other safe methods? Implanon?Mirena? is ok?

Migraine & The Pill: Hemiplegic migraine or migraine with aura are contraindications to so-called combined contraception. That is - estrogen may make these conditions worse and lead to risk of stroke. Progestin-only contraception is deemed safe in the condition of hemiplegic migraine. Implanon is one option. Talk to your provider about other progestin-only options. ...Read more

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Trying to decide on birth control option for heavy menses causing anemia. Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) carry the same risk of thrombosis as oral contraceptives?

Trying to decide on birth control option for heavy menses causing anemia. Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) carry the same risk of thrombosis as oral contraceptives?

Both choices - good: Mirena (levonorgestrel) - the Progestin only IUD would be a very good choice. I recommend it's usage to my patients with heavy vaginal bleeding. Of course the OCP is a method tried and true for those needing cycle control. The Mirena (levonorgestrel), from the literature does not carry the risk of thrombosis of OCPs but at your age either would be a safe choice with low occurrence of thrombosis. ...Read more

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Mirena removed 3 months ago due to prolonged period.no contraceptives due to previous dvt.for 2 months had very heavy periods with bad pain.this month period late with 10 days just spotting for the 10 days with pain in pelvic area.hpt negative.

Mirena removed 3 months ago due to prolonged period.no contraceptives due to previous dvt.for 2 months had very heavy periods with bad pain.this month period late with 10 days just spotting for the 10 days with pain in pelvic area.hpt negative.

Heavy periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I've had a mirena for over 3 years. I'm 44 years old, and the mirena is not being used for birth control reasons?

I've had a mirena for over 3 years.  I'm 44 years old, and the mirena is not being used for birth control reasons?

What's the question?: To get the most from this site you need to post all relevant information about your health issue and then ask a clear related question. Sticking a question mark after a statement doesn't count. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked so each must have all relevant information/question. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

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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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control a good choice?

One of the best: 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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What would happen if i took birth control orally while having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What would happen if i took birth control orally while having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Nothing most likely: The mirena (levonorgestrel) has small amounts of hormones while oral contraceptives have hormones; a combination of two will be excessive. It may not cause any immediate harm but there is a risk of clot formation due to the excess hormonal treatment. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What may be the consequences of placing the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) in a woman who has not had a child before?

What may be the consequences of placing the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) in a woman who has not had a child before?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) use...: Mirena (levonorgestrel) use in patients who have not had a child is safe, and its a recent new indication backed by solid medical information. So its safe and does not increase the risk of infertility, provided you do not develop pelvic inflammatory disease while wearing it. ...Read more

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I've had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 years. Is it still effective till I get it removed in 2 months or should I use another birth control until then?

I've had my mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 years. Is it still effective till I get it removed in 2 months or should I use another birth control until then?

Should still be good: The duration of use of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been revised/extended and your Mirena (levonorgestrel) could probably remain effective for another 1 or 2 years . Be safe. Discuss your concerns with a knowledgeable gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more