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Mirena Removal And Periods
How painful is mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removal? When will my periods return after having mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?
See below:: If the doctor can see the IUD string on exam, its usually not at all painful to have it removed. If the string is not visible, there is a little more discomfort because the doctor will have to reach up inside the uterus to grab the IUD or the strong. Most women start having their period within 4 weeks of having the IUD removed. Frequently there is a heavy period quite soon after removal. ...Read more
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Most likely: While the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in it causes the periods to be much lighter than what is normal for you. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed then the periods will go back to whatever is your normal. Also in your late 40's it is common to have heavy and irregular periods as you get closer to menopause. Many women will use Mirena (levonorgestrel) at that age just to get the periods to be lighter. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed, fertilitycare begun, light periods with brown color, not getting pregnant?
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
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
On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 8 months still having cramps w light irregular periods & period migraines is this normal? Started mirena (levonorgestrel) for period control. Thank you
Probably: By 6 months, ~95% of Mirena (levonorgestrel) users have decrease in duration and/or amount of menstrual blood flow; many stop getting their period. However, some women have irregular periods with cramps like you. Menstrual migraines likely related to estrogen decline with period, not mirena (levonorgestrel). Try ibuprofen/naproxen with periods. Dr may try estrogen with periods. If sxs worsen, see your dr to make sure iud in place. ...Read more
Don't worry: You are having periods and that is good. The heaviness of the flow isnot important ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 6 days ago, TTC, ovulating starting day IUD removed. Spotted yesterday, mild cramping. Preg or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side-effect?
Is it: implantation bleeding or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side effect? It is probably due to hormonal fluctuations after removal of the mirena (levonorgestrel). It is also possible that this is a implantation bleeding although it is rare and the landing of the fertilized ovum to the inner uterine wall is atraumatic. Take a pregnancy test if your period is delayed. ...Read more
Is progestin for 10 days a month or the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD better for heavy menstrual bleeding?
Mirena (levonorgestrel): While there aren't any good head to head studies comparing each method, my patients have much better results with Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. The Progesterone in it is slowly released the whole month and is more targeted to the uterus than taking 10 days of progestin pills. Also, there is a new amazing medicine called Lysteda (tranexamic acid) that is not a hormone and is very effective. Ask your doc about it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty losing weight with mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? What effect is the mirena (levonorgestrel) having on this?
NO: Most of the discomfort from removing a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUCD usually occurs during removal or a few moments afterwards and is usually mild. It is very uncommon to have severe cramping. However, your next periods are likely to be heavier than before and may be associated with cramping. Be safe. Reconsider requesting another another IUD like Skyla...if you do not want to get pregnant or to have menstrual pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some reasons for bleeding like a heavy period after a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is removed?
My obgyn has recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) to assist with heavy / irregular and painful periods and endometriosis. Is this safe?
Trying to conceive after fibroid removal and course of Zoladex (goserelin) implant - heavy and painful periods still, 4 months after treatment?
Normal will return: Hello, As you know Zoladex (goserelin) suppresses the hormones that the ovary produces. Now that the course of suppression is over, the ovaries will begin to cycle. The brain/ovary/uterus system is very complex and it could take a little time for you to cycle perfectly. Also consider that you have had pelvic surgery which represents a stress to all systems especially the reproductive system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for your first period after havin your mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed to last 7 days and counting?
Possible: After Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal it may take up to 3 months for the cycle to get regular again. It's also possible that the Mirena (levonorgestrel) was covering up an underlying tendency towards abnormal bleeding. If the abnormal pattern persists past 3 months or gets worse before than, it would be best to seek care. ...Read more
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