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Does Mirena work even if I smoke ?

if i smoke ciggerettes will my mirena not work how its supposed to?
Asked On : Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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Welcome to There is some evidence that smoking can decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. Smoking causes a breakdown of estrogen, thus lowering the body's estrogen levels, which in turn plays a role in the effectiveness . Some smokers will experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding , more so than non-smokers. This could signal that the efficacy is lowered.
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