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Question: have had mirena iud for three years- pregnant?

 simplyliz81 - Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:32 pm

hi, i was wondering- i have had the iud mirena for three years and never had any problems- in fact, its awesome. what i was wondering is that i havent had sex in almost a year then i had sex a couple of weeks ago. is it possible or probable that i would get pregnant?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat May 02, 2009 11:30 pm

User avatar Hello,
The Mirena is approved for five years and maintains its effective rate throughout that time, regardless of your sexual patterns. I assume you know how to check to see if it is in place. That would be the only real concern. About 7 in 1000 women become pregnant in five years while using this method of contraception. If you have doubts, see your health care provider.

Best wishes

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