A 22-year-old female asked:
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i’ve had paragard for a year, and i think it’s made my pms far worse and last longer, and have a constant urge to urinate. should i get it removed?

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Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
Not necessarily: Since the Paragard doesn't have any hormones, it isn't likely to affect PMS symptoms. It definitely can cause your periods to be heavier or longer, however. If you feel a constant urge to urinate, you may have a UTI, so I would recommend being evaluated for that. This sensation could also be caused by the IUD being in the wrong position, too - so you may want to get a pelvic ultrasound.
Answered on May 18, 2018

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