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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can paragard iud cause hair loss? i have not had a baby, surgery, not a thyroid or a anaemia problem. my only change has been an iud. its not genetic.

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
IUDs: I have seen online complaints of hair loss with iuds, but usually with hormonal iuds like mirena (levonorgestrel). Its not a listed side effect with paragard. You might want to see a dermatologist and ask if there are other causes of your loss or if it could be an odd copper allergy side effect.
Last updated Dec 30, 2016

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