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A 26-year-old member asked:

Does the iud paraguard cause weight gain?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Paragard is an IUD that does not contain hormones. Paragard does not affect one's weight. However, over-eating, hormonal imbalances, and pregnancy all can increase one's weight. A person with unexpected weight gain or weight loss should be evaluated by her primary care doctor.
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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Cut down on simple carbs, like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and sugar to better control your weight
Nov 23, 2018
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, wrong orifice: The intrauterine IUD has no bearing on the amount of oral food intake, the most likely cause of weight gain.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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