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Can The Paraguard
Not really : The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In fact it is very common to insert the paragaurd during your period . The cervical opening is slightly dilated. The paraguard almost always can be inserted without dilating the cervix, causing only craming with insertion, i almost always insert it during this time, with very few problems. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can paraguard removal cause severe bloating. I had unprotected sex the day of removal and feel like I am pregnant but one blood test showed positive ?
Hi, am currently on the nuva ring, and am trying to find a birth control with no hormones, I can't use the paraguard,any suggestions?
Barrier methods: Most non hormonal methods of contraception are barrier methods such as the diaphragm, female condom and vaginal spermicides. In addition, the non hormonal IUD's are also available. Of course, with the exception of the aforementioned IUD, the effectiveness percentage for contraception is slightly lower than the hormonal methods. ...Read more
Great Choice!: The Paragard intrauterine device (IUD) has a long track-record of successful use. It is a small plastic device covered with copper that is inserted into the uterus during a short office procedure. It can be left in-place and prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years! The chance of pregnancy is ...Read more
Depends what u want: I rec a very low dose pill loloestrin it is only 10 mcg no wt gain, light or no periods, prevents ovarian cysts. If u want no more kids the easiest is in office essure tubal, I do in the offcie , my pts are awake , some oral drugs takes 5 minutes, no cutting easy 99% of the time to do, no down time 1/2 day for u, and if u have insurance often just a small $10-50 co=pay and much cheaper if no insu. ...Read more
No: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11991435.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your GYN: Iud help you should have your ob/gyn look and make sure it is in place. If it is not in the uterine cavity it's not doing it's job. The strings on a pargard should be soft and your partner should not feel them when you are having intercourse. You are at increased risk of pregnancy if your iud is not in the correct location. Birth control forum - paragard side effects http://ehealthforum.Com. ...Read more
How often should you get a paragard IUD checked and what are warnings signs all is not going well?
I have the paraguard I have been checking on it is it normal i sometimes feel the string up high or down low ?
I’ve been on the Paraguard for 2 years now. Recently it started hurting me. I went in and he said my strings were knotted up.. is this normal?
It can happen: The IUD string can get curled and knotted from tampon insertion or intra-vaginal intercourse. ...Read more
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