Hormonal Iud

Intrauterine device (IUD) that contain the hormone Levonorgestrel is called hormonal IUD. It is used as birth control, to prevent heavy menstrual bleeding and thickening of the uterine lining.

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Will using an IUD reduces sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a low sex drive for a year already, and I do not know why, but I need help. I have had an IUD Mirena for two years now. Can that be the cause? If I were to take it out, would that change anything?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to the hormones in the IUD (intrauterine device). You may get better sometime after removal. It may also be due to stress and anxiety, so relax and do exercise and you will be fine. If you do not get better after a month, then to exclude other cause, you nee...  Read Full »

How long does it take to get pregnant after removing Minerva's IUD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having my Mirena IUD removed today. I have had regular cycles the entire five years of having it. How soon can I conceive?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Mirena is a Levonorgestrel IUD (intrauterine device). The levels in uterus locally and in blood is supplied on a daily basis. So if you have it removed today, you should be getting your periods within a few days, the withdrawal bleeding. You can conceiv...  Read Full »

I have abnormal vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and bloating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hormonal IUD, and I am experiencing abnormal bleeding, abdominal pain, and bloating. I had an abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound today and attached my reports. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Uploaded files contain images from your abdomen and pelvic ultrasound (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a small, simple ovarian cyst of size 2.5 cm, which is normal up to 5 cm. There is also a small amount of free pelvic fluid, which can be...  Read Full »

I have pregnancy symptoms even after using a contraceptive implant. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, who has a 2 years old son. After he was born, I got a contraceptive implant. At first, the bleeding was not stopping, so the doctor made me take contraceptive pills, which helped stop the bleeding. The bleeding stopped for eight months, then when I started get...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From your history, I feel you are not having a good time with the implant. This subcutaneous device keeps releasing hormones throughout the speculated time. But this period issue is the main problem. As you are nearing the due date for removal of thi...  Read Full »

After IUD insertion, I am getting spotting everyday and getting cramps post intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had the Skyla IUD inserted two months ago to lighten my very heavy menstrual flows hopefully. My first period after insertion was very heavy and painful, more than usual, but I heard that was likely to happen. It lasted for two and a half weeks. Since then, I have had spotting daily...  Read Full »


Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Irregular bleeding is the most common side effects of hormonal IUD (intrauterine device). You should expect irregular bleeding or vaginal spotting for six to eight weeks after the insertion. I recommend you to reach inside your vagina and feel the string. If you can feel...  Read Full »

I have not had a period for four months. Is it due to Mirena IUD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21. I have Mirena IUD for six months now and have not had a period for four months. A few days ago, I started and it is really mucusy and only when I wipe and food has not been appealing to me and when I do eat, I cannot eat much. This morning I feel nauseous and that is not norma...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormones have different side effects and appear different from person to person. Mirena is a hormone-secreting contraceptive device which shows it effects like mood swings, breast tenderness, irregular bleeding, etc. According to one study, 20 % of the females stopp...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for adenomyosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been diagnosed with adenomyosis. What should we do next?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best treatment for adenomyosis and endometriosis, is hormonal therapy or a hormonal IUD (intrauterine device). Also, if you are planning for pregnancy, then plan for it immediately. As time passes by the problem may increase and interfere with the fertility. So, ...  Read Full »

Can a woman's intimate life get affected with an IUD?

Query: Hi doctor,How having an IUD can potentially change or affect intercourse for a woman? What are the ways a woman's intimate life may change with an IUD such as certain position hurt more, etc., and why? I would like you to touch on the differences between hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs. How they impa...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. IUD or intrauterine devices result in effective contraception for long. The IUDs are an active, cheap and safe method of contraception. Most of the IUDs release a small quantity of hormones daily and provide effective contraception. In general presence of IUD does n...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods and vaginal dryness. Can IUD be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have irregular periods and vaginal dryness. I also have premenstrual spotting, followed by three days of profuse bleeding. I got an IUCD placed ten years back. I use Minoxidil 5 % for topical application, since three months, but I stopped it 15 days back. I have a history of vitamin ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need more details to understand what is going on. Can you explain the irregular periods, are they coming late? What kind of IUD (intrauterine device) do you have, copper or hormonal? Do you have any hirsutism or acne? Do you have any history of infertility? D...  Read Full »

Should I stop pills right away or continue until this month if I am on Mirena?

Query: Hi doctor, I asked a question to you this morning. You advised me not to take contraceptive pills since I have the DIU MIRENA. But I have another question. You are right, I have been feeling my body temperature too high, and my last period almosts last seven days. Here is my question: There are fiv...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to take the leftover pills for this time and then avoid taking any pill until you have Mirena. Take care. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologi...  Read Full »

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