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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Stops Fertilization: Both the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard iuds keep sperm from fertilizing an egg. Paragard--a copper iud releases copper into the uterus; copper ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Singh
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Briefly: Do not rely on iud after after the recommended period. Paragard for 10 yrs and Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Trauma: It causes trauma to the uterine lining. This does not allow a newly created fetus to implant and take root in the uterus.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple actions : The Progesterone works mainly by thickening the mucous at the cervix to kill and block sperm. It also slows the movement of the fallopian tube and thi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Copper iud, paraguard, works right after incertion, whereas Mirena (levonorgestrel) may take a full cycle to become effective, so if you had Mirena (l ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Like a pap smear: You provider (usually your ob/gyn) will place a speculum into the vagina (this part feels like 'getting a pap smear'), then if the strings are visible ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teri Forney
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As soon as you want: There is usually no restriction on physical activity after an IUD insertion. The insertion itself can cause some cramping or abdominal and back disco ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Normal activities: An IUD is put in its proper place by your GYN and there are no restrictions on your activity. Live your life as you normally would, go to the gym, ca ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) releases progestins directly into the uterus. That thins the lining of the uterus so that a fertilized egg cannot implant ... Read More

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