Doctors Lounge - Gynecology AnswersBack to Gynecology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/14/2017.
Forum Name: Obstetrics
|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||
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.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.