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can paragard copper iud can affect my sex drive

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: The copper iud does not emit hormones and so will not have an effect on your sex drive. It functions as a foreign body to block implantation of the f ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: A strong thread, but thin.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If monogamous: If you have an IUD you are protected against pregnancy, but not STI. IF there is a chance you are not in a monogamous relationship, you need a condo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Paragard: Here is an excellent article by Mayo Clinic regarding possible problems: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/paragard/basics/risks/prc-200130 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Intercourse will not affect the iud. It is well protected inside the uterus.
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: There is no evidence that "rough sex" can move a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD (unless someone pulled on your IUD strings). Although you have one of th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
If low sex drive: is related to fear of getting pregnant, an kid might help ease anxiety and improve sex drive. If fear of pregnancy is not an issue, it will probably n ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible, unlikely: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud sits within the uterine cavity and is very unlikely to be displaced. This can, however, occur if there is some distor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Generically yes: Loosely" yes." specifically some do and some don't, also the idea of imbalance is very non-specific. We usually think in terms of relative over-or-und ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Paragard: No, the iud by itself does not increase your risk of getting an infection and then blocking your tubes which would increase the chances for infertilit ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should not , but ?.: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a Progesterone only form of birth control. It should not have the direct effect of lowering the libido, as some studies sh ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe: If you have a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, it should be adequate in preventing a pregnancy from occuring.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
24 years experience Fertility Medicine
Unlikely: An iud removed without complications (e.g. Removed because no longer needed for what it was intended for (contraception, heavy bleeding) or it has exp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Intercourse should not be different in any way !
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
As soon as you...: I tell the patients to wait at least a day. Your uterus can be crampy for a few days after insertion. The cramps are not pleasant and can cause pain d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes, most women can conceive after removal of an iud. Age, tubal status, and sperm quality all affect success rates, so check in with your fertility ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) can temporarily cause some irregular bleeding, but in the long term it usually improves bleeding overall. Temporary use of b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NO YOU CAN NOT BUT: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is used for birth control and does not cause abortion.There is less than 1% chance of pregnancy with Mirena (levonorgestrel) i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inflamation: The IUD causes inflammation in the uterus which causes the sperm to not survive.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Dr. Sam Sugar answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Glassner
36 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Birth control pills can lessen your normal hormone production. Therefore your sex drive can be effected.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Have your gyn do it as it is usually easy to remove but sometimes it could get stuck or imbedded.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Rifampicin (rifampin) and rifabutin are the two antibiotics that affect contraceptive implants. Rifampicin is used in treating TB and rifabutin is use ... Read More

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