What is progesterone iud?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) Mirena (levonorgestrel) is the Levonorgestrel containing IUD that is available in the us. It is placed in uterus during a simple office procedure. There are potential side effects and your bleeding profile will likely change and eventually menses may be completely suppressed. You can find more at the Mirena (levonorgestrel) website that will facilitate discussion with your doctor.

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What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

Tremendous. The progesteron IUD is as effective as getting your tubes tied in preventing pregnancy. In addition it helps with anemia, prevents fibroids, endometriosis, and uterine cancer. It also reduces a woman's risk for a hysterectomy. Read more...
Bleeding better. That is an excellent choice and very effective for birth control. Often that iud also decreases the amount of bleeding and sometimes even pain with your menstrual cycles. In some women with endometriosis it may be helpful for pain control but that is less studied. Read more...

How would I know if the progesterone IUD is in the right place?

Feel for the strings. Strings are attached to your iud. Reach into your vagina until you feel something hard like the end of your nose.This is the cervix or birth canal. You should be able to feel the strings (2) as you move your finger around the cervix like a clock . If you can't feel the strings (they may curl into the cervix), ask your doctor to find it by ultrasound. Strings = proper placement. Read more...

What are the warning signs I should look for if I have a progesterone iud?

Expulsion. With all iuds, there is a 4% risk that the IUD will be expelled. Usually this happens in the first four months after insertion. Usually it is accompanied by heavy bleeding and pain. In addition, a woman can get pregnant with the IUD so if you experience morning sickness lie symptoms, etc you should check a pregnancy test. There is a higher chance that the pregnancy may be in the fallopian tube. Read more...
IUD. The majority of the problems with any IUD are noticed within the first 2-4 weeks after insertion. Abnormal bleeding, severe pain, fever, foul smelling vaginal discharge are the most common signs of trouble. Read more...

How is the progesterone IUD typically inserted?

IUd. The procedure is done in the office and is similar to the exam for a pap smear. Speculum is inserted in the vagina and local anesthetic may be injected, not needed most of the time. We usually stabilize the cervix with an instrument called tenaculum, then the cavity is sounded. Since this is done while you are on your period the cervix is somewhat dilated the iud insertion probe is introduced. Read more...

What are the risks to using the progesterone iud?

Very safe option . The Progesterone IUD is a safe effective birth control method. The main risk is that it falls out (1/1760). Failures are very rare but if pregnancy occurs the risk of an ectopic pregnancy (being pregnant in the fallopian tubes) is 25%. There is a very small risk of injury when it is being inserted. Read more...

Can I get pregnant after the progesterone IUD is removed?

Yes. Yes you can get pregnant after removal. The exact time of return to fertility is difficult to calculate and you should use an alternative method of birth control should you not desire pregnancy. Read more...
Yes. Once the iud is removed you can start attempting to get pregnant. I tell my patients to wait to attempt pregnancy until after the first period after the iud is removed to allow the lining of the uterus to normalize. 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...