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Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System and Pregnancy

What If I Change My Mind and Want to Become Pregnant?

If you wish to become pregnant while using levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, let your healthcare provider know. The device can be removed at any time. In clinical studies, about 77 percent to 80 percent of women who wished to become pregnant were able to do so within 12 months of having the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device removed.
 

Final Thoughts

Pregnancy is rare in women who are using this device. However, serious problems may occur if a woman becomes pregnant during use. If you are using levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, let your healthcare provider know right away if you think you may be pregnant. He or she can help you sort through your options and can diagnose any problems that may occur.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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