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Had mirena 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 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
The Mirena 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 ...Read more
Yes: The Mirena IUD is designed to give effective birth control for 5 years and then needs to be replaced. If you are late by a few days to a few weeks you should be covered but don't push it if pregnancy is unwanted. To be absolutely safe use condoms for protection after the expiration date. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
March of this year  itll be 5 years for my mirena. but my boyfriend says my string poke him bad is that normal?
Ive had the mirena for a long time now. 5 years march 2015. my boyfriend says string poke him all the time and painful i can only feel one string ?
I have had the Mirena for 3 1/2 yrs and have had a significant decrease in lidido. What supplmeets can I take to offset this, short of taking it out?
Hormonal IUD: The Mirena 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mirena: The Mirena still remains a very safe and effective form of contraception. But it should be used with caution in some instances including: certain types of migraines, hx of stroke, heart attack. There are also instances where it should not be used at all. It's a long list, so best to talk with your a doctor about it. ...Read more
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