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A 17-year-old female asked:

My body typically rejects piercings (belly button, cartilage). due to my body disliking metal, would the copper iud would be rejected from my body?

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Dr. Frank Butera
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Probably not: Allergy to nickel, which is found in most of the products used as posts for earnings and other piercings, is very common. Allergy to copper is much less common, so you will probably be OK.

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