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Can norplant (levonorgestrel) cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?

Can norplant (levonorgestrel) cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?

No: There are no known long term health issues from norplant (levonorgestrel). It was removed due to a lack of sales and doctors finding it difficult to remove. It was not removed because of safety. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


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I have had Norplant (levonorgestrel) n my arm for 16 years I have some of the side effects I don't have any insurance I need to find a University that can Help me?

I have had Norplant (levonorgestrel) n my arm for  16 years I have some of the side effects  I don't have any insurance I need to find  a University that can Help me?

No problem: The effect of Norplant (levonorgestrel) runs out after 5 years; after that all that is left is the containers. Leaving the containers in place should not cause any "side effects", as the hormones that were in them are gone. People have all kinds of "foreign bodies" in their bodies (artificial knees, hips, heart valves, etc.) ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

Brief: If you are taking a birth control pill with this in it , it is out of your system within days of stopping the pill. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

Not long: Plan b side effects are temporary. Typically you may notice symptoms during the first day or two. What symptoms are you experiencing? ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

Usually only a days: Usually not long, usually they should be gone once you get your period. Obviously of you do not get a period you need to see your obgyn for evaluation or if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How severe are side effects of levonorgestrel 1.5mg on average, can I go to work? How long shall I expect side effects to last?

You only know!: What ever you read are guidelines. The effects in any given individual vary. It's the patient's own experience that counts. What all we can say is that this is the "usual"usual" thing or time that may happen and if something out of the usual happens that's distressing you contact us. No guarantees of perfection, but we're here to help you get thru it. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) have side effects?

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) have side effects?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) works by thickening the cervical mucous , harming the sperm that enter the vicinity and making the area and making the lining inhospitable to implantation... Side effects commonly seen are no bleeding after the 1st year, irregular bleeding during the 1st few months , some cramping initially... ...Read more

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What are all the common side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Bleeding or not: Some patients will have bleeding or spotting, and can have cramping, particularly the first day after insertion. However, it can also cause periods to stop altogether. They are generally very well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

Bleeding or not: Some patients will have bleeding or spotting, and can have cramping, particularly the first day after insertion. However, it can also cause periods to stop altogether. They are generally very well tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Norplant (Definition)

Norplant is a women's ...Read more