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Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD safe for me if I have had pulmonary emboli once before?

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In brief: Yes

Progesterone only forms of contraception, like the mirena, (levonorgestrel) do no increase the risk of clots is the veins, a problem which can lead to pulmonary embolism.
Remember that pregnancy itself can increase the risk of venous thrombosis by 5x normal, so using effective contraception is important for you.

In brief: Yes

Progesterone only forms of contraception, like the mirena, (levonorgestrel) do no increase the risk of clots is the veins, a problem which can lead to pulmonary embolism.
Remember that pregnancy itself can increase the risk of venous thrombosis by 5x normal, so using effective contraception is important for you.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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