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Mirena Iud And Boils
Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings cause infections? An ovarian cyst formed for me and the mirena (levonorgestrel) string is caught in it! help!
Not really: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud strings do not cause infection, nor have anything to do with an ovarian cyst. The ovary will creat a so called cyst for the ovulation process. Iud's do not cause infection , but sexual behavior can put you at risk for infection regardless of the prescence of iud. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
I'm on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and taking a antibiotic (Sulfamethoxazole). Can I get pregnant?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: No the antibiotics will not decrease the effectiveness of the Mirena (levonorgestrel). But like any contraceptive method, the IUD does have a low baseline rate of pregnancy. So yes you may get pregnant (very low risk) but if you do, it won't be because of the antibiotics. ...Read more
If the strings pulle: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 y.o., have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and on depo. to control extremely heavy periods and PCOS...but I'm still getting cysts. what is wrong with me? nothing works.
Can birth control (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud) trigger ibs? Symptoms appeared after getting iud. How would progestogen affect my GI tract?
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things. ...Read more
Could using the birth control IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a lot of bacterial infections?
In some people: It can make you more susceptible to infections and vaginal discharge, at your age if u don't want fertilty you are much better off getting an in office tubal takes 5 min. And then after that if u want no more periods which are worthless once you don't want kids i offer my pts an in office endometrial ablation, takes 8 minutes, miss 1/2 day of work, 50-60 % no periods , about 30 % light epriods. ...Read more
My obgyn has recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) to assist with heavy / irregular and painful periods and endometriosis. Is this safe?
Is it normal to bleed heavy on my periods [every period] with the mirena (levonorgestrel)? Have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) 2 1/2 years?
Not typical : One of the nice side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel) is light or no periods. Up to 50% of users have no periods within 2 years. If your periods are heavy then the iud location needs to be checked by ultrasound. I have seen them drop down into the cervix and cause heavy bleeding. If the location is normal then this is probably going to be your pattern. You can stick with it or try another method for birth contrl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if: your doctor makes a house call and is familiar with the removal technique. ...Read more
Check for infection: Have your md check to make sure that you don't have a vaginal bacterial or tubal infection post iud insertion. ...Read more
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been. ...Read more