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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil prevent menopause symptoms?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil prevent menopause symptoms?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally and is fda approved for contraception (up to 5 years) and for reducing heavy menstrual flow. The classic symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats, vag dryness, sleeplessness) would not be prevented by the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Will mirena (levonorgestrel) coil help with menopause symptoms for someone in late 40's?

Will mirena (levonorgestrel) coil help with menopause symptoms for someone in late 40's?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally in the uterine cavity and is fda approved for contraception (up to 5 years) and for reducing heavy menstrual flow. The classic symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats, vag dryness, sleeplessness) would not be prevented by the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not work that way. It releases a small amount of Progesterone that works locally inside of the uterine lining and not throughout your body. It does not affect estrogen at all. ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed used condoms, 3 neg tests. Headaches period 12 days late am i in the menopause?

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed used condoms, 3 neg tests. Headaches period 12 days late am i in the menopause?

Late periods: Late periods is not a sign of menopause. Absence or periods or better off irregular periods associated with mood instability, night sweats and hot flashes would be more suggestive of perimenopause. If you missed a period and pregnancy test is negative, you may continue checking for pregnancy especially in the face of symptoms suggestive of it. After Mirena (levonorgestrel) irregular periods are common for a while. ...Read more

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I am 45 yr old female. I have had my period for 12 days with 2 migraines .I have the mirena (levonorgestrel). Blood work shows no menopause.. Thyroid fine..Help!

I am 45 yr old female.  I have had my period for 12 days with 2 migraines .I have the mirena (levonorgestrel). Blood work shows no menopause.. Thyroid fine..Help!

Patience: It sounds as if the Mirena (levonorgestrel) was just placed? In the first ~2-3 months the hormone levels are a little higher than they will be. After 3 months, levels are lower and side effects less frequent. I'd encourage you to treat the migraines, be patient with the bleeding ( it will get better, and at the end of 1 year 20-60% of women are no longer having periods). ...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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more