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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?

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

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What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

Misplacement: Initial misplacement or later displacement are the two most common reasons for failure. Mirena, (levonorgestrel) like any other contraceptive method, has a failure rate that is fortunately very small. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

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

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I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues ?

I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues ?

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

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How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Very effective: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one of the most effective non-permanent methods of birth control. It is better than 99% effective. ...Read more

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What's causing my pain if you doubt it's the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if i could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

What to do if i could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

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