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Can An Iud Cause Sepsis
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). ...Read more
What causes spotting when I wipe it's been two weeks haven't had a period and recently two days ago took my IUD out also has a smell?
Monitor for infectio: Using an IUD especially with hormones on it will cause irregular periods or skipped periods or slight spotting. You can also skip periods and even after it is removed you can skip a few periods. The smell is either from the old blood in vagina or could be infection. Watch for increased discharge or increased pain if so you need to be checked out ...Read more
Can embedment & removal of my IUD cause uterine scarring & lead to infertility? I had my IUD removed 3 yrs ago. Ttc again for over a yr w/no luck.
Yes it can: Scar infection bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got my IUD on dec.3rd. Was on the pill before for 2 yr. Should've gotten my 2nd period 5 days ago, but nothing. Can a little bit of stress cause this?
Merina IUD for 2 yrs, no longer bleed, no issues. Recently discharge smells of blood on&off w/o blood present. No patern-random menstral odor. Causes?
You should see your Primary care or OB/GYN for an
exam. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud for 7 months. Happily NO bleeding/spotting since insertion. 2 days ago began bleeding very heavily. Normal? Possible causes?
Unprotected sex?: If you have not been in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship, both of whom are disease-free, get checked for a sexually transmitted disease. Also, an exam can detect if you have irritation of the cervix, which can sometimes bleed. Any new meds or supplements? If so, & not prescribed, stop. Can be other causes, & if no chance of std & problem happens again, get checked. If fever, pain-ER! ...Read more
I got my IUD inserted today a knew one, cause the old one was not in place. I'm having back pains like crazy, no pain in my stomach at all. Is this normal cause I don't remember all this pain from the first iud?
Common not normal: This is a common side effect. If it worsens, let your doctor know. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 7 months. NO bleeding. 2 days ago VERY heavy bleed (still bleeding) & thrush like symptoms. Possible cause/s? Normal or concern?
It is common to have: irregular bleeding in the first 3 months, sometimes heavy. However once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been assimilated periods become much lighter, often times disappearing altogether. This is a desirable side effect for most women. However, if you start to have menstrual flow again and it continues like a torrent for a month or 2, it is possible that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been dislodged. Very low likelihood but ...Read more
IUDs are Safe:
If the idea of having something inserted into your body and leaving it there for years freaks you out, you can rest easy: A new study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that the intrauterine device...is a safe birth control method for women of any age, including teenagers.
http://www. Womenshealthmag. Com/health/great-news-about-iuds ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more
YES!: Women who get pregnant with iud in situ face high risk for adverse perinatal outcomes including miscarriage fetal loss preterm premature rupture of membranes preterm birth chorioamnionitis and resultant cerebral palsy. Your obstetrician will determine if the iud should be pulled in the first trimester or not on the basis of its location in relation to the gestational sac. ...Read more
No: We looked at this decades ago and it's not a cause for concern. ...Read more
Get rid of the IUD: Or if you want to keep the iud you need to get an ultrasound to make sure nothing strange is going on, and then you can take a medicine called Lysteda that will slow down you period bleeding so see yoiur gyn to discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
Can the copper iud cause my hair to stop growing because of the iron?, and what can I do to help it grow?
? iron?: What about a copper IUD makes you think it has any iron involved, or anything to do with your hair? These products have been around since the 70's and are made of copper (not iron). Your hair issue is something unrelated. Please see your primary doc or a dermatologist to sort that out. ...Read more
If mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD causes you to not be able to have kids in the future why do doctors prescribe it?
That's not it:
That is not how iud's work - they absolutely are not designed to cause infertility. Can one still get infected and potentially cause infertility? Yes - your doc should have told you that. But with the mirena, (levonorgestrel) it is vanishingly unlikely.
Bottom line - my daughter has one. I trust Mirena (levonorgestrel) without reservation. ...Read more
I have the paraguard iud, 4 years now. The past few months between periods I have a brownish sour smelling discharge. What could be the cause?
Need an exam: To determine possible causes, it would be necessary to be examined and if indicated tested for possible infections. ...Read more
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