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How effective is the progesterone IUD (mirena) to prevent pregnancy?

99% per year of use. For good reasons IUD use is increasing in the USA. They are the most effective contraceptive second only to permanent sterilization. Yet completely reversible. They are extremely convenient taking about as much time to insert as having a pap smear, and last 5 years for Mirena (levonorgestrel) & 10 years for Paraguard. Inexpensive over long-term. In addition, Mirena (levonorgestrel) makes your period much lighter too! Read more...

Is there anyone who can not use a progesterone IUD (mirena)?

Yes. No: pregnant, breastfeeding, current uterine/cervical infection, liver disease, allergy to iud, current breast ca, some women with uterine anomalies (abnormally shaped uterus). Yes: adult women, teenagers, women who've not yet given birth, women with history of ectopic pregnancy, or history of pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted disease. Even some postmenopausal women. Read more...

Birth control options that is the IUD the mirena and the ius what one of them are the best how long do they last what are the side effects and will I gain wieght I have had one of them before but the doctor had put it in wrong an I started bleeding rea

Both . Both the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and the ius are the same type of device; a long-acting hormone device placed in the uterus. The effectiveness is for 5 years. Having initial pain and bleeding is normal. The first weeks are painful and the patient usually needs initially a stronger pain medication and then milder medication such as ibuprofen. Irregular bleeding usually occurs for 2-2 months and then the patient usually has little to no bleeding for 5 years. Risks of the device include expulsion (the device coming out, which is rare), or infection. Most women do not have weight gain. Read more...

What are the contraindications for taking oral birth control (for acne) while having the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD (for more effective birth control)?

No problem. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) and birth control pill act in different ways that do not conflict with each other. While taking both seems overkill in terms of birth control, the most likely "side effect" will be no periods at all. Read more...
Do not know... There are likely no studies to depend on when addressing your question. Although Mirena (levonorgestrel) releases very little hormone, it's contribution plus pills could in theory increase the risk for blood clots. Read more...

Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a good method of birth control, and when is the best time to have it inserted?

Excellent. It's an excellent method for birth control. It can be inserted any time. Some providers prefer you to be on your period for the insertion, but you really don't have to be. Read more...