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Can an IUD cause sepsis?

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

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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


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Can an IUD cause hair loss?

Can an IUD cause hair loss?

Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can cause hair loss. Here is a study reference: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17900442. ...Read more

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After iud removal can it cause ectopic pregnancy?

After iud removal can it cause ectopic pregnancy?

Depends: If you conceive the month after removal it may increase your risk slightly. History of an STD such as chlamydia or gonorrhea increases the risk also. However, most ectopics occur in women with no risk factors. ...Read more

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What would cause a heavy period like flow after removal of Mirena IUD? Was under the understanding that it kept lining thin.

What would cause a heavy period like flow after removal of Mirena IUD?  Was under the understanding that it kept lining thin.

Age 60 & heavy flow: If indeed you are 60 years of age. removing the Mirena IUD was sorely needed. Moreover, heavy bleeding post Mirena at any age raises the question of abnormal endometrial proliferation. It would be a good idea for your GYN MD to take an endometrial sampling (biopsy) to rule out endometrial hyperplasia which can lead to endometrial/uterine cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Possibly: Damage to the endometrim can cause some scarring that may lead to infertility. The fact that you are 40 and have been trying to conceive for over a year means that you have infertility. If you are >35 yo you should only ttc for six months max. You may also have age-related egg factor at this point. By the time a woman reaches the age of 40, her chances of pregnancy are less than 5% per month. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pregnancy test: Stress can certainly cause a woman to skip her periods. Stress as a potential cause should only be suspected, once a pregnancy has been ruled out. This can easily done with a home urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock is a condition of inflammation throughout the body caused by a severe infection that can lead to fever, low blood pressure, and the ...Read more