Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes! The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%).
Yes the hormone. In it can do that the person who put your iud in should have told you that is a possibility but u should do one urine preg test just so u know it is negative.

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and no periods for 3 yrs but last 3 days once a day for like 15min I'm bleeding just a little and then it stops immediately.

It's ok. Although your periods may stop entirely while using the mirena (levonorgestrel), (levonorgestrel) it is normal to have some bleeding with this method. Some women continue to have light "periods" on mirena (levonorgestrel)...It's perfectly ok and not a sign of any trouble or decrease in effectiveness of the iud. Read more...

Hello,,, which medicine is most effective to stop periods among Lybrel, Seasonale or Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD....which medicine is most effective and better???

Pills or IUD? To be effective, pills need to be taken daily, and there may be some interaction with other meds. If there are side effects, it is easier to stop taking pills. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD needs to be inserted/removed by a physician and gives protection up to 5 years. Lybrel is intended for consecutive 365 days but with Seasonale there are 4 periods a year. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you. Read more...

I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. I have had it for a year now and it stopped me periods within 2 months after insertion. If I stop using it, when will my periods come back?

Within 30 days. And probably sooner. The effects of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) should not last more than a few days after removing. If your periods are not regular over 1 month after removing it's not due to mirena (levonorgestrel). Read more...

What is your period supposed to be like on the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Lighter, and shorter. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is fda approved as a treatment for heavy periods. It has progestin hormone on it, that causes the lining of the uterus to become thinner over time. Most women experience a lighter period with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place. Read more...
Lighter over time. For the first 4-6 months, your menses will be a little more irregular and erratic. However, after 6 months, menses will be much lighter or even absent. Amenorrhea (no menses) is experienced by 30% of women with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) after 2 years. Read more...

Is it normal to have a heavy period one month and then continuous spotting the next with the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Probably . Most patients have light or no periods on Mirena (levonorgestrel) but everyone. If you are concerned try feeling for your iud string. If you can not find it have your doctor do a quick easy iud check for you. Read more...

I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD aince august and ever since my period has prolonged longer then it has before I got it. What do I do?

Talk to clinician. I would speak with the clinician who placed it, or another if you prefer. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, for most women, given the small amount of Progesterone in the iud, causes lightening of periods, not heavier periods. Studies have shown, however, that sometimes these iuds have been misplaced or have moved since placement and that could be the cause for your bleeding. Or also possible, your body's response. Read more...

I have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. My daughter started her period. Will I get it back since I have the Mirena (levonorgestrel)? Or am I safe? Thanks

See details. I am not sure if I am understanding your question correctly. Are you not getting your menses since using the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD? If not, you will most likely remain that way regardless of what your daughter is doing. It is also possible at some point you may menstruate occasionally even with the IUD. Your daughters development of menstrual cycles should not influence yours with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Read more...

Can I be pregnant while on the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? 3 years on the mirena (levonorgestrel) had period for 3 years regular now I haven't had one since january

It is possible. The risk of pregnancy is very low with the iud but possible. You should do a pregnancy test with the first urination of the day and get your thyroid and prolactin checked with bloodwork ordered by your doctor.The Progesterone in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud thins the lining of the uterus so over time there is isn't much to shed and some women won't ovulate with it. If tests are normal enjoy the lack of periods. Read more...