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How is the birthcontrol mirena (levonorgestrel) removed and how much does it hurt?
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Office exam
Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed by inserting a speculum into the vagina much like for a regular pap smear.
Then the "string" is found and pulled until the entire device is removed. The procedure takes less than a minute and may cause mild cramping for a few minutes.

In brief: Office exam
Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed by inserting a speculum into the vagina much like for a regular pap smear.
Then the "string" is found and pulled until the entire device is removed. The procedure takes less than a minute and may cause mild cramping for a few minutes.
Dr. David Doucette
Dr. David Doucette
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: It is pulled out
The strings are grasped after seeing them on a speculum exam. The strings are then pulled and the iud pops out.
It rarely causes much more than a mild short lasting cramp.

In brief: It is pulled out
The strings are grasped after seeing them on a speculum exam. The strings are then pulled and the iud pops out.
It rarely causes much more than a mild short lasting cramp.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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