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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain inside the uterus?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain inside the uterus?

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

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain in the uterus?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain in the uterus?

Correct: Mirena (levonorgestrel) secretes a low dose of Progesterone that basically triggers a local effect on the endometrial lining inside the uterus and in the cervical mucous. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

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

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

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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Deos norplant (levonorgestrel) decrease your libido?

Usually not: In controlled studies the percentage of patients reporting a decreased libido on Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 1-2%. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

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 more

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Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) uses a very small amount of Progesterone that only affects the uterus and cervical mucus. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not associated with weight gain because it does not affect other parts of the body. ...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 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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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not work that way. It releases a small amount of Progesterone that works locally inside of the uterine lining and not throughout your body. It does not affect estrogen at all. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD come out?

If the strings pulle: 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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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) affect hCG test?

No.: Any pregnancy test done on a patient with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be negative. If you have a positive test, you need to see your doctor right away, to see if you are pregnant with the iud in place. There is a high risk of ectopic pregnancy when one conceives w/mirena in place. There are other, very uncommon causes of + HCG test, but pregnancy is the first condition to be checked for. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more