I had a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted in january 2009 so I would need a new one inserted in january 2014, correct?

5 years recommended. The fda has approved the effectiveness of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for up to 5 years. If left in place longer than that the effectiveness does not automatically go to zero overnight, but it may start to become less effective than previously.

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How long after having a colposcopy can I get a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted?

A few weeks. You will want to know the results of the colposcopy before it, however, as it would be counter productive to insert an iud if your colposcopy showed cancerous changes. A few weeks is typical. Read more...

I had a failed attempt to have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted, today. Due to a fibroid. Told to come back to have a colposcopy during the next attempt?

Different issues. A colposcopy is a microscopic exam of the cervix to determine if precancerous cells of the cervix are present. It is not related to fibroids or an IUD. Please clarify with your obgyn which procedures are being done and make sure you understand the rationale behind each one. Read more...

Do you need to go into hospital when a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is inserted?

Not Necessary. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can be placed by your gyn or family doctor in the office. It is a relatively simple procedure and don's require the use of hospital facilities. Read more...