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I am concerned about an IUD I had put in just this past

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I am concerned about an IUD I had put in just this past Thursday- June 4 2015- will this increase my risk of breast cancer- I am overweight and know I have one- trying to loose weight- are their over natural ways to thin my uterus out- signed concerned patient- Karen
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.
I am assuming you have the Mirena because it thins the lining of the uterus. It contains progesterone only, very little gets absorbed into the blood stream, so does not even contain estrogen. It does not increase your risk of breast cancer. There is nothing you can take to "naturally" thin the lining of the uterus except weight loss. The Mirena is a good choice.