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Hormonal Intrauterine Device

Hormonal intrauterine devices are birth control devices that can provide long-term contraception, even up to seven years after insertion. These devices release hormones such as progestin that help to prevent conception. The hormones released thicken mucus in the cervix to prevent sperm from reaching the egg, thins the uterine lining, and suppress ovulation.

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I have white bits in the vagina after placing the Mirena coil.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, weigh around 63 kg, and have a height of measure 5 feet 3 inches. I am currently on Mirena coil (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device). I recently had my copper coil (Paragard) removed and replaced with the Mirena coil for lighter periods. Right before my per...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The white vaginal discharge could be due to candidiasis, or for some reason like ovulation, excitement, or fertilization can cause an increase in vaginal discharge. In normal vaginal secretions, there is normal vaginal flora balancing the pH of the vaginal secretions...  Read Full »

Please tell me the pros and cons of switching from combination OCP to a hormonal IUD.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. I am suffering from depression, and I am taking combination OCP for six years now. I am sexually active with one long-term partner but not interested in getting pregnant any time soon. Before starting OCPs at the age of 15, I had hefty flow and severe cramps, neg...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood your concern and will surely help you. 1) Estrogen in your OCP (oral contraceptive pills) may leave some side effects for few days. Something similar when you started your OCP long back, but it will slowly fade away. It will not adversely affect your ro...  Read Full »

I am having periods in my mid-fifties, and my USG findings are normal. Why is it so?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-fifties and I have a query regarding menopause.I am still having my periods. For this, I had consulted a doctor around two years back. She had suggested DNC because at that time I was having heavy flow but, it did not help much. After that, she had advised Mirena and I got t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. The mean age of menopause is 51 years, so periods at the age of mid-fifties are less common. The tablet Progesterone is generally safe but side-effects like mood changes, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding in the initial years of menopause a...  Read Full »

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