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A 24-year-old female asked:

Hi, i have myasthenia gravis, which is in remission. have there been any adverse effects with myasthenia patients using the iud copper loop/mirena iuds, such as muscle weakness? would you recommend iuds for patients with myasthenia gravis?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Copper IUD's: have been shown to be safe in patients with various nerve disorders. Every once in a while the "toxicity" of Copper comes up in the so called "Health Magazines" etc etc...I would recommend CU based IUD's to patient's with Myasthenia HOWEVER if there is ANXIETY about their use.....there are a MULTITUDE of IUD's "out there" all just as effective and without Copper!! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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Last updated Aug 11, 2018

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