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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
Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Perimenopause-the time before menopause brings all kinds of changes including irregular periods (too early or too late), heavier to lighter bleeding, mood swings, hot flashes etc. Other cuases of irregular periods can be hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, stress/trauma, medications, and or anatomical problems. Talk to your physician for more help. ...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
It is an option: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can counteract or balance the estrogen from patches to prevent uterine cancer but the clinical data for this is limited. Everyone's situation is different but it is an option to discuss with your gyn. Here is a reference on pubmed.gov Climacteric. 2011 Dec;14(6):622-32. Copy and paste that and you will see the study. ...Read more
Yes It does: Mirena is a plastic device that contain levonorgestrel a female hormone that makes changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining making it harder for the sperm to reach sperm to the uterus and hard for fertilized sperm to attach to the uterus So the answer is yes the hormone remains in the uterus ...Read more
Hormones: Hormones can affect and cause cysts to grow or shrink in size .See ObGyn for specific advise ...Read more
37 yo female. Missed 4 periods, had very light period past 2 months. FSH 65.8, estrogen 5.8. Family history early menopause. Perimenopause or POF?
Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
29married.Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 2yrs ago.Periods stopped w/no other s&sx.Normal pap in sept-mirena intact.Very crampy lately w/back pain&spotting.Ideas?
Iud: I would suggest an ultrasound to make sure Iud is in proper place in uterus. ...Read more
Yes it can: Assuming that the uterine fibroids are not distorting the uterine cavity too much, and the iud can be placed properly within the uterus, then it is a great option for women trying to get control of their bleeding. At age 46, you need full evaluation with ultrasound and endometrial biopsy before placement. ...Read more
PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?
Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more