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Mirena for 5 yrs now wearing off?

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my name is Steffani and iv had the Mirena for 5 yrs now. and im gaining wait and feeling like hot flashes and nausea. i was wondering if that possibly if maybe since i got the 5yr one that it might be "wearing off" or something like that. i wasnt sure how to word that. :) plz let me know.

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replied April 11th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A21775
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Weight gain, nausea, headaches, hot flashes, dizziness can occur with hormonal IUD use. You should consider visiting your gynecologist for a thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the symptoms.
Other possibility could be pregnancy (it is possible to be pregnant while being on IUD), and the weight gain and nausea being attributed to pregnancy. A blood HCG test and an ultrasound scan done would accurately confirm/rule out pregnancy.
Take care.

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