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A 39-year-old member asked:

can the paraguard iud cause endometrial lining to thicken?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not really : The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not really : The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long could cramping last after getting the paraguard iud?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Varies: Typically women experience cramping for one day after receiving an iud. However, this may vary, especially if you have not had children. Women who have never had children can experience cramping for up to 3 days following placement.
A 22-year-old female asked:

I have periods every two weeks if i'm on bc. I tried paragard and it was misplaced so i can't use an IUD now. Why is this?! I am fed up!

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Try another?: Not every birth control works for every woman. Most commonly the best for regulating periods is oral contraceptives. If the doctor was at fault for misplacing the iud, i'm not sure why you can't try another, like the Mirena (levonorgestrel) which helps to decrease menstrual flow. If you tried one oral contraceptive and it didn't work, i would try another brand. I think you still have options, so don't give up.
Lincoln, IL
A 29-year-old female asked:

What are the risks and benefits of paraguard iud?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nathan Lilya
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Risk/Benefit: So, Paraguard is the copper-IUD, no hormone. It acts by irritating the surrounding tissue, which prevents implantation. It does this quite well, as the chance of pregnancy with this is comparable to other IUD and implant methods. Benefit - not getting pregnant Risks - perforation of the uterus, infection, erosion through uterine wall, copper sensitivity. These are rare risks. Good luck!
CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

I got an IUD (paragard) a few weeks ago, how likely is it to move out of place? Also when can I use tampons?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can happen: Any inserted intrauterine IUD's can be expelled into the vagina or worse into to intra-abdominal cavity through the uterine wall. That is why healthcare personnel strongly encourages the patient to frequently check the cervix(through the vagina) for the string especially after a menstrual period. Worse case scenario: too long IUD string wrapped around tampon with simultaneous removal of both.

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