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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 yrs then 1 dose of Depo-Provera stopped in nov. It's now march and still no period. Is this normal?
Probably: First step is to do a home pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. Mirena (levonorgestrel) and depoprovera have a very normal side effect of taking away the menstrual cycle. Depo lasts for 3 months but the effects after can linger for months. Some do not return to normal periods for up to 12 months. ...Read more
I had my mirena removed 2 weeks ago. it was not in it's proper place but now i'm wondering if i should get a second one. are my chances good?
YES: assuming that it is inserted correctly, it should be fine. ...Read more
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
What issues?: After an iud is inserted, it can take 3-6 months for the side effects to stabilize. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of birth control is worth the initial suffering. But if you have fever, abdominal pain, or abnormal/foul discharge, i'd be worried about infection, and i'd see a doc. If it's just cramps, Ibuprofen and a heating pad can help. Mood changes and acne usually get better. ...Read more
Is it normal for the thread of my mirena to be loosen? I have had it for 3yrs and i always check to see if the string are in placed. I check my strings yesterday and they do not feel the same way they did wen i always check them and nw after 3yrs I am hav
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