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Since removing a copper IUD six months ago my periods are lasting just one day. What is causing this? I have been trying to get pregnant but no luck.

Since removing a copper IUD six months ago my periods are lasting just one day. What is causing this? I have been trying to get pregnant but no luck.

Low estrogen?: A very light period can be a sign of low estrogen. This may happen if a woman is very thin. It doesn't necessarily mean there will be trouble getting pregnant though. Have sex 2-3 times weekly. But seek care if not pregnant within 1 year. Most couples will get pregnant within 8 months. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after the copper IUD is removed?

Can I get pregnant after the copper IUD is removed?

Yes: Yes, most women can conceive after removal of an iud. Age, tubal status, and sperm quality all affect success rates, so check in with your fertility specialist early. ...Read more

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What happens if I get pregnant with the copper IUD still left inside?

What happens if I get pregnant with the copper IUD still left inside?

Contact your Doctor: You should contact your doctor immediately. Women who become pregnant with an IUD in place are at increase risk for ectopic pregnancy. Your doctor will need to evaluate you and most experts suggest removing the iud. ...Read more

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How soon after you have a copper IUD removed can you get pregnant? Had the copper IUD for 4 years how long does the copper stay in your body after removal?

How soon after you have a copper IUD removed can you get pregnant? Had the copper IUD for 4 years how long does the copper stay in your body after removal?

Right Away: You are still ovulating with the iud in place & once it's removed, you are fertile as of your next cycle. The amount of copper in your body is negligible and does not affect fertility or health. Take Folic Acid prior to conception to help prevent birth defects and good luck with pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had sex a gentleman on a Thursday. Then on Friday I had my copper IUD removed and had sex. Could I get pregnant from thursday?

I had sex a gentleman on a Thursday. Then on Friday I had my copper IUD removed and had sex. Could I get pregnant from thursday?

Possibly: The deposits of Thursday can remain active for a couple of days in your tubes, and fertilize an egg coming through. Since the coil was removed Friday, it would not be around to receive and interfere with implantation if it was to occur. However, the trauma of coil removal might have made the area unsuitable for implantation. It's always good to overlap methods of BC if you are in the process of change ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant with a copper IUD if he doesn't cum inside you? Is it possible the stress of worrying is making me late?

Is it possible to get pregnant with a copper IUD if he doesn't cum inside you? Is it possible the stress of worrying is making me late?

Unlikely: The sperm must be present, and travel, and meet the egg and have a place to settle in.
Sperm release can be without full ejaculation, so condom has merit in control.
Iuds make the uterus inhospitable but very rarely pregnancy can occur.
If you do not want to get pregnant, there are some choices to be made. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant after having ur copper IUD removed before ur period?

Can u get pregnant after having ur copper IUD removed before ur period?

Yes: Once the iud is removed then a woman can get pregnant. If you want to get get pregnant I recommend not attempting pregnancy until after a period. If you don't want to get pregnant use another form of birth control. ...Read more

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If she had sex a week ago and she has iud (copper iud) and she was ovulating. What are the chances of get pregnant? I know the iud is 99% effective

Very low: As you mentioned, the copper IUD is an effective product with about 1% risk of pregnancy in any year of use. Compared to all other forms of birth control the only one better is abstinence. Use of any secondary form like condoms can reduce the risk of STD's but adds little to the BC effect. ...Read more

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If I let my boyfriend finger me and he was touching himself with the same hand can I get pregnant am on the iud the copper iud am scared?

Confused: If you have a copper IUD in it is unlikely you could get pregnant from sperm covered fingers or sex.Try to learn more about birth control.That IUD can prevent pregnancy but offers no protection from sexually transmitted disease, some of which can make you sterile. ...Read more

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If I let my boyfriend come in me around ovulation but have the copper iud can I still get pregnant? Been having cramping and it hurts to pee.

It would be very: Unlikely to get pregnant using a copper IUD.
There is a 0.1 to 2.2% failure rat depending on type of IUD. Do you ever experience urinary tract infections? ...Read more

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How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

As good as tubal: Iuds are the most effective method of bc--as effective as sterilization), and the copper iud lasts 10 years. Low rates of side effects, very easy, safe, and effective. ...Read more

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If a paragard copper IUD becomes a little out of place is there higher risk of pregnancy? And if so by how much?

If a paragard copper IUD becomes a little out of place is there higher risk of pregnancy? And if so by how much?

Paraguard: "a little out of place" is hard to qualify, but if the iud remains in the upper portion of your uterus (not the lower segment or cervical canal) then your chances of pregnancy are much less than 1%. ...Read more

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I need doctor's advice on pregnancy and the copper iud?

More specifics: The copper IUD does not have any effect on fertility. If you are pregnant and have the copper IUD in place, you need to see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have a copper iud. We want to have condomless sex during/endish of period + my boyfriend wouldn't come in me. How high is the chance of pregnancy?

Very low: The chance of pregnancy with an iud in place is very low. Less than 1 in 100 women who use the copper iud for a year get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the odds of pregnancy with a copper iud that is over ten years old does it run out of copper?

Copper IUD 10 years: The chances are difficult to estimate. But I can assure you they are not zero. The copper does not play a role in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone with an extremely low sperm count getting me pregnant if I have a copper IUD?

What are the chances of someone with an extremely low sperm count getting me pregnant if I have a copper IUD?

The same as...: Because an IUD works so well, the chance of getting pregnant from a guy with low sperm count is the same as the chance of getting pregnant from a guy with a high sperm count. It's like buying one lottery ticket compared to buying 20 lottery tickets. Your chances of winning the jackpot in either case are the same, close to zero. ...Read more

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I ovulated 1 day before the removal of my copper IUD. I had unprotected sex three times in the 72 hours before removal. Could I be pregnant? Thank you

I ovulated 1 day before the removal of my copper IUD. I had unprotected sex three times in the 72 hours before removal. Could I be pregnant? Thank you

Home preg test: A home urine pregnancy test can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home. It is cheap and useful in identifying if you are pregnant or not. Whether you have missed period or unprotected sex or trying to concieve, this is a safe, easy test to perform at home to get the answers you seek
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Can I be pregnant if the copper IUD was removed on march 18, 2013 and on 24 I was spotting then stopped and the 26 of march my period came until 29!

Can I be pregnant if the copper IUD was removed on march 18, 2013 and on 24 I was spotting then stopped and the 26 of march my period came until 29!

Unlikely: If you're having periods is is possible, but very unlikely, that you're pregnant. However, without the contraception you could become pregnant in the near future if you have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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With a copper IUD only partially expelled, how is it possible to become pregnant if the area is still considered a toxic environment for sperm?

IUD method of action: The Copper IUD's mechanism of action (effectiveness) has nothing to do with the sperm. It works by preventing an already fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine lining (endometrium) when it is placed correctly. If the IUD is not in the correct intrauterine location then conception & implantation will occur. (pregnancy). ...Read more

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Can a copper IUD cause period to continue and negative pregnancy tests and yet I still be pregnant? They symptoms say yes! Or what else could it be?

No: If you have a copper IUD in place, it is very unlikely you are pregnant. If you then did a negative pregnancy test, it is certain you are not pregrnant. There are many other causes of cramping, bloating, nausea, and other symptoms of pregnancy, so if you are concerned, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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34wks pregnant w/3rd child, had copper IUD for birth control after 2nd, had too many issues. Any suggestions on good birth control that's not an iud?

34wks pregnant w/3rd child, had copper IUD for birth control after 2nd, had too many issues. Any suggestions on good birth control that's not an iud?

Permanent?: Are you interested in more children? That's the #1 question. If the answer is yes, then pills might be best after iud. If not interested in more children then vasectomy (for hubby), essure (for you), or other forms of sterilization. Good luck! ...Read more

Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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