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Can paragard copper IUD can affect my sex drive?

Can paragard copper IUD can affect my sex drive?

No: The copper iud does not emit hormones and so will not have an effect on your sex drive. It functions as a foreign body to block implantation of the fertilized egg. So, it should not have an effect on your sex drive. ...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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Are we okay to not use condoms if I'm on the paragard copper iud?

Are we okay to not use condoms if I'm on the paragard copper iud?

Better than condoms: 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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Is my paragard IUD causing me to get dizzy, feel confused, I feel off balanced? I think it has something to do with the copper? Anything I can take? :

Is my paragard IUD causing me to get dizzy, feel confused, I feel off balanced? I think it has something to do with the copper? Anything I can take? :

Unlikely: These aren't common symptoms or side effects for the paraguard iud. Sometimes women have increased bleeding or irregular bleeding with paraguard, but not confusion and imbalance. If you were having a lot of bleeding, you could be anemic and these would be symptoms of anemia. Consider seeing your family physician or gp to discuss these other symptoms you are having. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Paragard, the copper IUD, cause copper toxicity within the body? Hair loss, fatigue, etc.?

Can Paragard, the copper IUD, cause copper toxicity within the body? Hair loss, fatigue, etc.?

Paragard: Here is an excellent article by Mayo Clinic regarding possible problems: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/paragard/basics/risks/prc-20013048. Here is the company site: http://paragard. Com/safety-and-side-effects. Aspx. With symptoms of hair loss or fatigue - I would not assume that is related to the IUD. Your physician can assess to determine the cause of these sx's. ...Read more

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Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

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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Vaginal odour is different since insertion of paraguard copper iud?

Check for infection: Have your md check to make sure that you don't have a vaginal bacterial or tubal infection post iud insertion. ...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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Is there anyone who can not use a copper IUD (paraguard)?

Yes: Women with a hypersensitivity to copper or a disorder of copper metabolism called wilson's disease should find an alternative form of contraception. ...Read more

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For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

10 years: The copper IUD is a very effective method of birth control. After being inserted it remains over 99% effective for ten years. It can be removed at any time and there is no delay getting pregnant after removal. It is one of the most popular methods worldwide. ...Read more

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Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

IUD: No. The main protection against std is condom and monogamy. As a matter of fact if exposed to a STI the iud may promote or complicate the infection and may need to be removed. ...Read more

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I had sex without a condom and my boyfriend come in me but have the Copper iud why am in so much pain?

I had sex without a condom and my boyfriend come in me but have the Copper iud why am in so much pain?

Multiple reasons: There can be multiple reasons, either you are getting a infection or check a pregnancy test, sometimes it is normal too, you should try to visit your obgyn ...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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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 true that after putting a copper IUD you have to wait one month before having unprotected sex? My obgyn told me its not true

No waiting period: After a copper IUD is inserted for effective contraception. It is not unusual to have some cramping and scant bleeding after insertion for a few days, but afterwards should be ok. Sexually transmitted infections are still possible, so use condrom protection as well unless you are in a long term committed relationship. ...Read more

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Have paragard iud. Its in place and I had sex. Now I have no period this month. I'm about a day late.

Have paragard iud. Its in place and I had sex. Now I have no period this month. I'm about a day late.

Low chance: With the Paragard there is a very low chance of pregnancy with perfect use (making sure your strings are in place monthly, etc). With just one day late I would not jump to the pregnancy conclusion just yet, it might just be a slightly irregular cycle which can happen, it's just not that common. If it becomes more than a week late, have your doc check your strings and make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Last two days I've had cramping after sex. I have paragard iud, is this normal? No discharge, smells and strings still in place. Normal?

Last two days I've had cramping after sex. I have paragard iud, is this normal? No discharge, smells and strings still in place. Normal?

Can be normal: The first six months after getting an iud, there are more cramps then you are probably used to. However those symptoms should improve over time. You can also have cramps midcycle when you're ovulating. If you have had the iud for a while, and this is the first time you're having this symptom, it may be a sign of something else. If this symptom persists w/ your next cycle, I would see your doctor. ...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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I have a copper IUD for going on two years my periods are really heavy, I spot after sex and my husband says he can fell it is there something wrong?

I have a copper IUD for going on two years my periods are really heavy, I spot after sex and my husband says he can fell it is there something wrong?

IUD: Periods can be heavier after an iud.

Yes, they can partially slip out and be felt diring sex.

You need a check by a family doctoror or ob/gyn.

If it is partially out, it may not prevent pregnancy. ...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
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Why would I be bleeding 12 days before my period is due? I did have sex this month but I am on the copper iud?

Why would I be bleeding 12 days before my period is due? I did have sex this month but I am on the copper iud?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular menstrual bleeding is extremely common. If it's a one time thing things usually get back to normal. If it continues schedule a visit for an examination, STD testing and an IUD check
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Can you tell me about paragard IUD and deep/rough sex?

Can you tell me about paragard IUD and deep/rough sex?

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

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Will a copper IUD work as emergency contraceptive 6 days after having unprotected sex?

Will a copper IUD work as emergency contraceptive 6 days after having unprotected sex?

Not well studied: The copper IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraceptive if inserted within 5 days of unprotected intercourse. Some providers will consider insertion within 7 days for this purpose, but it's not well-known how effective it is beyond 5 days. There is unfortunately no emergency contraceptive approved for use beyond 5 days of intercourse. ...Read more

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Have awhitemilky discharge and the smell is watery and sourmy period was normal in march but late in april. I'm on copper iud and have unproctected sex?

Have awhitemilky discharge and the smell is watery and sourmy period was normal in march but late in april. I'm on copper iud and have unproctected sex?

See gyno: These can be symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, UTI, or a sexually transmitted infection. All are generally easy to treat with antibiotics, but can cause problems if unresolved. ...Read more

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MY last period was may 2 I had unprotected sex may 15 16 and 17. And had my copper iud removed may 19 can ibe pregnant?

MY last period was may 2 I had unprotected sex may 15 16 and 17. And had my copper iud removed may 19 can ibe pregnant?

Not likely: If I understand correctly you had sex when you still had your iUD so you were protected still at that time ...Read more

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I had a few minutes of unprotected sex with my girlfriend before we put on a condom she has a copper iud what are the chances of her getting pregnant?

I had a few minutes of unprotected sex with my girlfriend before we put on a condom she has a copper iud what are the chances of her getting pregnant?

Birth control: The purpose of the copper IUD is to prevent pregnancies - it's for birth control. It does not protect from sexually transmitted infections. The condom prevents both, undesired pregnancy and STI. Condoms are not considered as effective for birth control as IUDs are. ...Read more

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Have a copper iud, had sex on April 12th, he pulled out. Had normal period on April 25-29th, stopped then started again May 1st-4th I've been nauseous?

Have a copper iud, had sex on April 12th, he pulled out. Had normal period on April 25-29th, stopped then started again May 1st-4th I've been nauseous?

Many possibilities: Many things can throw off you period. If you are not pregnant, it could be other hormones such as your thyroid, stress can effect menstruation, low body weight, infection, other medical conditions.
Recommend follow up with gynecologist. IUDS are very good at preventing pregnancy but nothing is 100% ...Read more

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Had sex couple of day before my period, my period was 5 days late then it come 2 days after. Can I be pregnant? I Have a copper iud

IUD 99% Effective: Copper IUD is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. It is highly unlikely you are pregnant. More about IUDs https://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/learn/birth-control/iud ...Read more

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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD increase sex drive if it is already low?

Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD increase sex drive if it is already low?

If low sex drive: Is related to fear of getting pregnant, an kid might help ease anxiety and improve sex drive. If fear of pregnancy is not an issue, it will probably not change sex drive. Consider speaking with a psychologist ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more