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See a Doctor: Paragard may not prevent pregnancy if its falling out or not correctly positioned in the uterus. If you suspect it is falling out, you should see a doctor who can do an exam and see what is going on. If its really falling out, it needs to be removed and you will need a different contraceptive. In the mean-time, use condoms or abstain from intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more
That REALLY depends: Paraguard does not usually cause missed periods. So, the reason for missing this cycle will depend on several factors. Your age, other symptoms you're experiencing, medical conditions, and other medications you take are just a few facts which should be taken into account when evaluating a missed cycle. The bottom line - i don't think anybody can answer your question without more information. ...Read more
Doubtful: Please see your OB/GYN for an exam as this is the best way to take a look. If needed they will order an X ray or ultrasound. Good luck don't try this at home. ...Read more
Great Choice!: The Paragard intrauterine device (IUD) has a long track-record of successful use. It is a small plastic device covered with copper that is inserted into the uterus during a short office procedure. It can be left in-place and prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years! The chance of pregnancy is ...Read more
Depends what u want: I rec a very low dose pill loloestrin it is only 10 mcg no wt gain, light or no periods, prevents ovarian cysts. If u want no more kids the easiest is in office essure tubal, I do in the offcie , my pts are awake , some oral drugs takes 5 minutes, no cutting easy 99% of the time to do, no down time 1/2 day for u, and if u have insurance often just a small $10-50 co=pay and much cheaper if no insu. ...Read more
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See your GYN: Iud help you should have your ob/gyn look and make sure it is in place. If it is not in the uterine cavity it's not doing it's job. The strings on a pargard should be soft and your partner should not feel them when you are having intercourse. You are at increased risk of pregnancy if your iud is not in the correct location. Birth control forum - paragard side effects http://ehealthforum.Com. ...Read more
How often should you get a paragard IUD checked and what are warnings signs all is not going well?
Hi, I have had the paragard IUD for a little over a month now. I noticed that strings tend to change length. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Depends...: It would be worrisome if they got longer and longer. This would indicate that the IUD is not in the top of the uterus where it is supposed to be. But if you are just noticing that sometimes they are a little longer and sometimes a little shorter, its probably ok. If there is any question, you should see your doc who can do an u/s and verify that the IUD is in the correct position in the uterus. ...Read more
Ask gynecologist...: Asking your gynecologist would be the most direct way to get an answer. I am not gyn-doc but urologist and based on what I have known about paragard IUD, which is a T-shaped device positioned inside uterus with string hanging out of cervix. Clinically, deep coitus should not be an issue although IUD has its own risk. In reality, an average penis should induce no hurt to women. More? Ask gyn-doctor ...Read more