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Possible pregnancy mirena iud? Is it possible to get pregnant with mirena and how would you know your pregnant? I had mirena inserted in sept. 2010 bleed for quite a while have had irregular spotting for months sometimes light sometimes dark.. Lately have

Possible pregnancy mirena iud? Is it possible to get pregnant with mirena and how would you know your pregnant? I had mirena inserted in sept. 2010 bleed for quite a while have had irregular spotting for months sometimes light sometimes dark.. Lately have

Low chance : Chance of pregnancy is less than 1 out of 100 each year with Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Remember that periods are lighter and can be irregular with that iud. That being said, if you think you might be pregnant and especially if you have pregnancy symptoms check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Avg cycle don't know when ovulation happened but if had sex on day 9 of my cycle, what are the chances of pregnancy? Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed a month prior.

Avg cycle don't know when ovulation happened but if had sex on day 9 of my cycle, what are the chances of pregnancy? Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed a month prior.

It is possible: If you are not currently on birth control and you have unprotected intercourse, you can get pregnant. The average length of cycle is 28 days, making days 9-14 the most fertile. Your doctor can help determine your pattern, taking into account your past cycle pattern , including when you were using the iud. The closer you have sex to the time you ovulate, the greater the chance of becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have non ectopic pregnancy on Mirena (levonorgestrel) I.U.D.? And would it cause a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible to have non ectopic pregnancy on Mirena (levonorgestrel) I.U.D.? And would it cause a negative pregnancy test?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/Ectopics: An intrauterine pregnancy is almost impossible to implant if the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is not expired. An ectopic pregnancy in another location like Fallopian tube or peritoneum is more likely, but not with repeated negative pregnancy tests and no other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit

C MD: If you are concerned about a possible ectopic pregnancy then you need to be checked immediately. Did they not do a pregnancy test before the ct scan? Other things like cysts, endometriosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, hernias can all cause those symptoms but most are detectable on a ct or a pelvic ultrasound. A muscular strain or injury would not. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Could i experience a tubal pregnancy while using mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Could i experience a tubal pregnancy while using mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

It is possible: U can get an intrauterine or an ectopic preg with a iud, if u think u are preg see your gyn or go to er for a quantitative blood preg test and then an ultrasound can be done. ...Read more

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Can you have an etopic pregnancy with the mirena? What are the symptoms? Im hurting on my lower right side sharp stabbing pain and aching and throbbin

Can you have an etopic pregnancy with the mirena? What are the symptoms? Im hurting on my lower right side sharp stabbing pain and aching and throbbin

Get checked : Though the risk is low for pregnancy and you can't rely on menstrual cycles with mirena, you should get checked immediately if having right sharp belly pain. May also be your appendix. Seek immediate medical attention in an ER. ...Read more

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It is past time for my mirena (levonorgestrel) to be removed and I have been having all the pregnancy symptoms. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false negative for home pregnancy test?

It is past time for my mirena (levonorgestrel) to be removed and I have been having all the pregnancy symptoms. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false negative for home pregnancy test?

No, unlikely: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Period is 28 days late, neg test with no symptoms of pregnancy. Have had mirena IUD for 1.5 yr. Usually consistent periods. When should I call my doc?

Period is 28 days late, neg test with no symptoms of pregnancy. Have had mirena IUD for 1.5 yr. Usually consistent periods. When should I call my doc?

No cause for alarm: Since your Mirena IUD is one of the most effective contraceptive methods and its hormones can decrease or eliminate your "vaginal bleeding" for months, the absence of "menstrual periods" is usually no cause for alarm. Your risks of pregnancy are very small and the possibility of a medical problem is remote; your "neg pregnancy test" is and may remain the only reassurance you need. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of stroke in subsequent pregnancies or with Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUS use if I developed migraine w aura at 3 weeks post partum?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) and Migraines: As with all medications, there is always risk and caution should be observed with use of any form of birth control. This medication is a synthetic progestin and is accepted as safer than any estrogen containing contraceptive in individuals with migraine with aura; such use of an estrogen containing contraceptive is contraindicated due to high risk of stroke and thromboembolism. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

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