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A 33-year-old female asked:

what is norethisterone and can i use it for heavy long periods caused from my copper iud?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Progestin: It is a progestin, which is similar to the Progesterone you produce after ovulation. It keeps the lining from growing, and can actually significantly thin it, reducing bleeding. It may help with your heavy periods.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Process toxins: Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins. Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

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Dr. Aaron Stupple
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What happens if too much copper is removed through chelation?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Several effects: Copper deficiency can cause a number of problems such as neurologic (nerve) problems, anemia (low red blood cell count), confusion, fragile hair, weakness, osteoporosis (thin bones that fracture easily). These effects can be prevented by taking a copper supplement and restoring normal copper balance.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can an IUD cause sepsis?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Extremely rarely.: An IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very effective method of contraception. Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. It is very rare for an IUD to cause sepsis (a uterine infection that spreads into the blood and throughout the body).
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer.

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