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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

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 more

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Mirena (Definition)

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Alesse birth control pill safe?

Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it then change to another method. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

VERY SAFE: 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 more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

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

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Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Happens: While birth control pills are among the most effective birth control methods compared to condoms or withdrawal, women on birth control pills like levlen have become pregnant. ...Read more

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I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pill tri sprintec?

I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pill tri sprintec?

Possible effect: Breakthru bleeing may occur in low dose BCP, not so much in the full dose BCP. Happens at times in normal too. If rrecurs, gynecologist and check for polyps in endometrium. May have ultrasound of pelvis. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) more effective than birth control pills?

Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) more effective than birth control pills?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The shot is more convientient and works for three months at a time. It appears to be more effective than the tablets. ...Read more

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Does prednisone affect the birth control pill, levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Does prednisone affect the birth control pill, levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Not aware of: No such interaction I know of. However since prednisone is often used as a semi-emergency measure (for asthma, lupus exacerbation etc), the nature of the illness itself may impact the effectiveness of BCP but this effect would be difficult to measure. ...Read more

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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill ?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

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Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, i don't know about oxyelite but i ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction with real medicines. Just stop oxyelite. ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write. ...Read more

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Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more

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Switching birth control pills?

Switching birth control pills?

Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more