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Pregnancy while having Mirena

Hello, Sorry for my poor English. I live in Israel, so English is not my mother-tongue Smile
I had a Mirena placed at late November 2011. Ultrasounds showed that it was placed well.
To make thing short: I've got pregnant in February. My ginecologist didn't succeed to get Mirena out. After doing more ultrasound tests with two different specialists: no one is sure if it is in or out.
I was checked by proffessor (who has very high reputation and I know him for several years and trust his opinion). He says that it might happen that Mirena has gone out of vomb but not completely. He suspects that it is half-out (all this is very surreal for me). No one can tell what end of Mirena is out (I mean no one knows if it still secrete Progesteron into the vomb) .
We planned to have more children, so I'm not against the idea of pregnance.
Hence no one wants to perform laporascopy test to discover what is going on.
Now, suppose the Mirena is still in (half or complete) and it secretes the Progesterone into the vomb.
I know there is a risk of miscarriage. And there is nothing I can do about.
The question is: can these dose of Progesteron harm the embryo? Are there statistics or researches on that?
And here comes the stupid question from woman with hormons: say the embryo will be boy,
can Progesteron influence him and his hormon levels as to even change the "orientation"
Sorry for that last question, but I can't help thinking of that.
Please make some order in my situation. Of course I'm observed by ginecologists and he is
checking relevant information for me right now.

THanks in advance
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replied March 31st, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Progesterone will not necessarily harm the fetus. It can cause problems in baby especially affecting male fetus (due to use of feminine hormones, baby can have problems with genital development). If the ultrasound scan has failed to detect the IUD, then it is possible that it has fallen out. Visit your doctor/gynecologist, or a perinatologist for further clarification and assistance.
Take care.



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