I have type 2 diabetes, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, and im late in my menstrual cycle, what is happening?

Common and normal. Make sure the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still in place, that is, you can still feel the string. If it's still there, then don't worry. Irregular menstrual cycle is very common with the mirena (levonorgestrel). Some may only get one or two periods a year. Speak with the person who put it in for more information about what else to expect. Best wishes.

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I just had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted and read that it can cause diabetes. I don't have it but my blood glucose was at 104 at my last doctor visit and I have monititored it and it has stayed mostly below 100?

Still excellent. The direct risk of diabetes from Mirena (levonorgestrel) is exceedingly small and so i would not be concerned about this. Obesity/unhealthy lifestyle is a much much bigger risk for diabetes. So, if you are leading a healthy lifestyle already, keep up the good work! sugar level below 100 is excellent. Happy new year! Read more...
It does not cause DI. Mirena (levonorgestrel) does noy cause diabetes mellitus.Out of 58808 patients using Mirena (levonorgestrel) only 10 people had diabetes, that is0.02% random blood sugar 104 is within normal limit. Read more...

I got the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 years ago I was a heavy bleeder before and now still a heavy bleeder. Why hasent my menstrual lighten upped or stoped yet.

Variable. You may have a structural problem with your uterus that is not helped by the Mirena (levonorgestrel). I would check with the doctor to be sure placement is good or if an ultrasound is indicated. Read more...
Need to change. IUDs are often used as treatment for DUB or heavy bleeding. If the method didn't work, re evaluation is warranted to rule out infection, removal of the device and utilization of other treatment like a birth control pill. 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 more...
Choice up to you. Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible. Read more...