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Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more


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I have mirena IUD. Symptoms include: sharp lower abdominal pain, discomfort while urination, orange vaginal bleeding. Had abdominal pain for a month.

I have mirena IUD. Symptoms include: sharp lower abdominal pain, discomfort while urination, orange vaginal bleeding. Had abdominal pain for a month.

Infection?: It sounds like you may have an infection. You need to see your doctor and get an exam and some tests to find out if there is an infection and what kind of infection it is. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Clear discharge, sharp cramps in left hip but sometimes both hips, very gassy and sometimes the cramps come on while my belly is rumbling. I don't think I am pregnant because I had the mirena IUD removed about a year ago and my periods haven't been regula

Clear discharge, sharp cramps in left hip but sometimes both hips, very gassy and sometimes the cramps come on while my belly is rumbling. I don't think I am pregnant because I had the mirena IUD removed about a year ago and my periods haven't been regula

Check preg test: If you are concerned you might be pregnant check a pregnancy test. I've seen lots of pregnant patients with irregular periods. They are available over the counter and are cheap and reliable. Please your doctor to have the vaginal discharge evaluated for yeast, bacterial vaginosis and stds. ...Read more

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Can the mirena iud make you gain weight in the tummy area please.

Can the mirena iud make you gain weight in the tummy area please.

Not typical: Mirena is a small plastic device placed inside that uterus. It secretes a small amount of Progesterone that basically acts locally on the uterine lining. Systemic side effects such as weight gain are not usually associated with this method. Weight gain is very common for most men and women usually related to caloric intake and exercise. ...Read more

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I have the mirena iud I have not bled in 6months but now I am bleeding with alot of stringy pieces I also am getting excruciating sharp pains normal?

I have the mirena iud I have not bled in 6months but now I am bleeding with alot of stringy pieces I also am getting excruciating sharp pains normal?

This is not normal: And should be evaluated. There are a number of potential issues and without an examination these can not be differentiated. Make an appointment with your GYN health care provider ASAP or go to an ER if the pain and bleeding continues. ...Read more

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Hi, I got inserted a mirena iud 13 days ago, I used to have 'normal blood' but now I have brown/ black blood. Should I be concerned about it? Also, my lower back hurts pretty bad since 3 days. What should I do?

Hi, I got inserted a mirena iud 13 days ago, I used to have 'normal blood' but now I have brown/ black blood. Should I be concerned about it? Also, my lower back hurts pretty bad since 3 days. What should I do?

Common: Some irregular bleeding occurs for about 2-5 weeks after Mirena insertion. The low dose of Progesterone causes the endometrial lining to thin. This triggers some shedding of the lining. Overtime this is what leads to light or absent periods with Mirena. If you are experiencing back pain consider seeing a doctor to evaluate this. Back pain is not a typical side effect of an IUD. ...Read more

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US 11/2017 show 2.5cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Constant R pelvic 6/10 pain x1mo. Aching sometimes sharp. Bloated, back pain, Have mirena iud Related?

US 11/2017 show 2.5cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Constant R pelvic 6/10 pain x1mo. Aching sometimes sharp. Bloated, back pain, Have mirena iud Related?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are very common. Most are benign and resolve on their own in 6-8 weeks. Hemorrhagic cysts can be painful. If your pain is severe consider seeing an Obgyn. Mirena IUD are associated with slower resolution of ovarian cysts but not a direct cause. ...Read more

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I have a Mirena IUD; no periods- how do I know when I'm in Menapause?

Mirena IUD/menopause: The average age for "true" menopause is 54 among US women, which is when estrogen is no longer made by the ovaries. The marker for this is the level of "follicle stimulating hormone" (FSH) which is commonly at 90-100 or more (the premenopausal levels are from 2-10). Mirena has progesterone which can negate ovulation, so ask your gyn provider to measure your FSH for certainty. ...Read more

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Had Mirena IUD replaced 1/10/18. Cycle came on the beginning of February, should I be experiencing heavy bleeding? Should I see my PCP?

Had Mirena IUD replaced 1/10/18. Cycle came on the beginning of February, should I be experiencing heavy bleeding? Should I see my PCP?

Common: Some irregular bleeding occurs for about 2-5 weeks after Mirena insertion. The low dose of Progesterone causes the endometrial lining to thin. This triggers some shedding of the lining. Overtime this is what leads to light or absent periods with Mirena. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding consider seeing a doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I've had the mirena IUD for about a year and am spotting and having slight cramps after not having a period for about 9 months. Is this normal?

I've had the mirena IUD for about a year and am spotting and having slight cramps after not having a period for about 9 months. Is this normal?

Well: In general on any irregular menstrual bleeding or vaginal bleeding or abnormal cramping is abnormal. For a specific diagnosis and treatment see primary care physician or gynecologist in person ...Read more

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I'm spotting & cramping as a result of having the Mirena IUD. I've been spotting and cramping for almost two weeks. Any way to make this more bearable?

I'm spotting & cramping as a result of having the Mirena IUD. I've been spotting and cramping for almost two weeks. Any way to make this more bearable?

Spotting common: Spotting and cramping with the Mirena IUD and others is very very common. Almost the rule rather than exception. The surveys show that some women stop spotting & cramping in a month or so, some 2-4 months out. Others don't stop spotting until a year out. Cross your fingers. Only option is to have it removed if it becomes unbearable. ...Read more

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Is it recommend to switch from mirena iud to copper and what are disadvantages?

Is it recommend to switch from mirena iud to copper and what are disadvantages?

IUD types: The copper IUD is smaller and easier to install, and does have a slightly better protection against pregnancy. The Mirena contains a progestin which can influence the period cycles. If it is time for a change in IUD's, overall the one containing copper is a good choice. ...Read more

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I have a migrated mirena IUD that has been in for 5 years and 8months and hasn't been removed yet could it get infected?

I have a migrated mirena IUD that has been in for 5 years and 8months and hasn't been removed yet could it get infected?

Mirena?: If it has migrated then it has to be removed for sure, regardless of how long it's been there. If it has been in the uterus for 5 years and it was a Mirena then it would be time to remove it. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena (iud)?

Can u get pregnant while you have the mirena (iud)?

Yes but rare: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud failures are possible but not very common. If you think you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. If it's positive it's very important that you see your doctor immediately. The risk of tubal pregnancy under these rare circumstances is 25%. ...Read more

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What helps on conceiving a child after a mirena IUD?

What helps on conceiving a child after a mirena IUD?

If trying to get...: If trying to get pregnant (presuming 28 day cycles), be sure to have sex twice a day starting from day 11-12, for six days. Be happy, enjoy life, and don't think about pregnancy too much. It will happen when it happens, and if half a year goes by with nothing happening, then ask the doctor about it. Start on prenatal vitamins, to help prevent certain types of birth defects when pregnancy happens. ...Read more

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What uterine dimensions are required to accommodate a Mirena IUD?

Abnormality: Unless a woman has a uterine abnormality, any woman's uterus will accommodate a Mirena IUD. Fibroids groing into the uterine cavity can sometimes preclude placement of an IUD. These can be detected on pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does the mirena (iud) protect from getting pregnant?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a very effective form of birth control. Although nothing is 100%, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has >99% efficacy. ...Read more

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What would cause a heavy period like flow after removal of Mirena IUD? Was under the understanding that it kept lining thin.

Age 60 & heavy flow: If indeed you are 60 years of age. Removing the Mirena IUD was sorely needed. Moreover, heavy bleeding post Mirena at any age raises the question of abnormal endometrial proliferation. It would be a good idea for your GYN MD to take an endometrial sampling (biopsy) to rule out endometrial hyperplasia which can lead to endometrial/uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Mirena IUD for 2 years, regular periods, but the last two times after it ended bleeding would start again 2-3 days later. Why could this be?

Mirena IUD for 2 years, regular periods, but the last two times after it ended bleeding would start again 2-3 days later. Why could this be?

Common: Anytime you have a hormonal therapy, you might have intermittent irregular cycles. If they become repetitive, call your doctor for medical therapy. ...Read more

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Hey there! I see you're a gynecologist, so I'd expect you might have some knowledge about the Mirena IUD. Is it ok to cum inside my SO? She has one.

Hey there! I see you're a gynecologist, so I'd expect you might have some knowledge about the Mirena IUD. Is it ok to cum inside my SO? She has one.

With her permission: Yes, you can if she is conducive to your desire as well. Thank goodness that she has taken contraceptive strides with the Mirena iUD to eliminate inadvertent conception. There are rare reported instances whereby the IUD string is left too long and tampons or other intra vaginal inserted items (you) get wrapped around the string and inadvertently "pull out" the IUD on withdrawal. Again, it's rare. ...Read more

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I have a mirena iud but I'm constantly hearing about pregnancy's still happening with them. Is that the. O1 percent reporting? Do I always need backu?

Mirena failure rate: "The failure rate of Mirena is approximately 0.2% in the first year and the cumulative failure rate is 0.7% after 5 years." Please see: https://www. Mirena-us. Com/q-and-a/ Most women don't feel the need to use backup with Mirena. Although nothing is absolutely 100% effective - Mirena is really pretty dog-gone effective. In answere to your question - You don't need to use backup. ...Read more

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Have a Mirena IUD for over 2 years with no periods and light cramping. Over past 4 months, see cramping and pain. Concerned no longer working.

Have a Mirena IUD for over 2 years with no periods and light cramping. Over past 4 months, see cramping and pain. Concerned no longer working.

IUD check: Consider scheduling a visit for an IUD check. The expulsion rate for example is 1/1760. IUDs are safe, effective and generally well tolerated There are many causes of pelvic pain. Your doctor can can check the IUD and assess for all the many other causes of pain and cramping ...Read more

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Mirena IUD inserted day aftr period ended. How soon is it effective to prevent preg? Its been 11 days since insertion just wanna make sure I'm safe

Mirena IUD inserted day aftr period ended. How soon is it effective to prevent preg? Its been 11 days since insertion just wanna make sure I'm safe

Right away, if...: If Mirena (hormonal IUD) is inserted during the 7 days after a period started, it works right away. If it is inserted more than 7 days after a period started, it is recommended that a back-up contraceptive method such as a condom is used until 7 days after IUD insertion. That means if Mirena is inserted the day after a period ends, and the period is less than 7 days long, it works right away. ...Read more

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I have had the Mirena IUD for 6.5 months and I am still experiencing frequent spotting and cramping and longer periods (8-10) days. Remove or wait?

I have had the Mirena IUD for 6.5 months and I am still experiencing frequent spotting and cramping and longer periods (8-10) days. Remove or wait?

It is common to have: irregular bleeding in the first 3 months, sometimes heavy. However once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been assimilated periods become much lighter, often times disappearing altogether. This is a desirable side effect for most women. However, if your periods are getting heavier not lighter, it is time to revisit your GYN and ask about possibly switching you to another type of IUD or other. ...Read more

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