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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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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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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) uses a very small amount of Progesterone that only affects the uterus and cervical mucus. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not associated with weight gain because it does not affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD what causes a white milky, almost like cum discharge?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD what causes a white milky, almost like cum discharge?

Probably mucus.: The marina iud releases a hormone that causes the cervical mucus to be thick. This is the most likely source of your discharge. If you're having other problems relating to this discharge it is probably best to see your doctor. ...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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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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Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud for 7 months. Happily NO bleeding/spotting since insertion. 2 days ago began bleeding very heavily. Normal? Possible causes?

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

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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?

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

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Does an IUD cause precanerous cells?

Does an IUD cause precanerous cells?

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

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What might cause bleeding from a copper iud?

What might cause bleeding from a copper iud?

Inflammation: Copper iud acts as a foreign object I the uterus thus causing inflammation. This response can cause more bleeding during your periods. ...Read more

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Can the paraguard IUD cause you to have abortions?

No: The Paragard IUD can act as emergency contraception if inserted within 5 days of unprotected intercourse. It is a very effective form of contraception. ...Read more

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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

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

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Will an IUD cause painful intercourse?

Will an IUD cause painful intercourse?

Generally NO: Generally no> it would be a rare side effect if it has travelled or not placed correctly in the first place. ...Read more

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Does the IUD paraguard cause weight gain?

No: Paragard is an IUD that does not contain hormones. Paragard does not affect one's weight. However, over-eating, hormonal imbalances, and pregnancy all can increase one's weight. A person with unexpected weight gain or weight loss should be evaluated by her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

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

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Could IUD sticking out cause a pregnancy risk?

Could IUD sticking out cause a pregnancy risk?

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

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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not work that way. It releases a small amount of Progesterone that works locally inside of the uterine lining and not throughout your body. It does not affect estrogen at all. ...Read more

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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD when taken out cause u to have fertility problems?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD when taken out cause u to have fertility problems?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) & fertility: It is unlikely that Mirena (levonorgestrel) when removed will cause fertility problems. If you haven't been infected with a sexually transmitted infection when the iud was in place it's unlikely to cause fertility issues. ...Read more

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What is Norethisterone and can I use it for heavy long periods caused from my copper iud?

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. ...Read more

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What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

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

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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

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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

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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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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases ...Read more