Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Includes Expert Content
Trying to conceive after IUD (Mirena)
shortstack1979 posted:
I am just wondering if anyone has been having trouble conceiving after the Mirena was removed? How long does it take for someone to conceive after it is removed. I have had mine removed in October 2012 and still have not conceived.
David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
Although the Mirena IUD is a long acting type of contraception, its effectiveness depends on its presence. Once it is removed its effects should disappear quickly and you should return to your normal state of fertility. The average length of time that it should take a young couple to conceive is about four months. Since you have been trying for seven months without success, it would be very reasonable for you to talk to your primary care provider to make sure that you are ovulating and timing intercourse optimally. At some point may also want to get a semen analysis and an HSG to make sure that sperm and eggs are able to find each other. Approximately 15% of couples end up needing at least a little help. Good luck!
Vampymomma85 replied to David K Walmer, MD, PhD's response:
I had the Mirena put in April 2012. After much pain and horrid 10 day periods it was removed in October. I have been TTC since January after three punctual periods. My only question is I can feel when I ovulate and it is always followed by clear sticky discharge. Yet I am still waiting to conceive. My boyfriend and I have been together two years and I literally got pregnant two weeks after our first time sleeping together. I don't understand why I am having so much difficulty now. Just a little side note: I have had 2 c-sections and the pain from my periods while on the IUD was intense. My gyno told me the pain was because of my body rejecting the iud and noted discharge on one side of the Mirena so I don't know if maybe scarring developed while the Mirena was in place. Any guidance is appreciated I have limited options in regards to doctors.
mcy254 replied to David K Walmer, MD, PhD's response:
Hi, Doc. I have a problem in conceiving am 36yrs with one child 4ys old. My first pregnancy I was on fertility medicine since it was difficult to conceive & I had not been on contraceptive there before. After child birth I used IUD for 5yrs but upon removal it has become difficult again to conceive. I have seen my gyn who prescribed fertility medicine for my first cycle which failed, later on a uterus test was done and the results count was 1 but he tells me for me to conceive the uterus count should be 12. I have been prescribed for the following tabs; ciprodenk 500mg,ponstan forte 500mg, esocip tab 40mg, flagyl tabs 400mg, flucona-denk 100mg. then later start fertility medicine for my second cycle. My question is 1. how are these prescription related to conception problem? 2. Is it possible and healthy to conceive immediately after the use of these prescription. Thank you.

Featuring Experts

David Walmer, MD, PhD is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists . During his 25 year...More

Helpful Tips

TTC Basics you need to know
Ask yourself the following questions: What steps are you using to concieve?? Are your cycles regular? How long have you actively been ... More
Was this Helpful?
6 of 6 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Fertility Center