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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 more
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 more
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?
Positive blood test?: If a woman feels like she is pregnant, and she has a positive blood pregnancy test, then she is presumed pregnant. She can call her Ob-Gyn and discuss the details, to plan the next step or office visit. ...Read more
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, except the aforementioned IUD, the effectiveness percentage for contraception is slightly lower than the hormonal methods. ...Read more
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
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
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See your GYN:
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 its 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
Should be checked: The iud is not recommended for more than ten years. The removal threads may have rotted off. At times iusds become implanted in the wall of the uterus. You should be checked by your health provider. ...Read more
How often should you get a paragard IUD checked and what are warnings signs all is not going well?
you can check: You can feel for the strings. If you can feel the strings (they usually just lay over the cervix) most likely there is no problem. It is also checked at each routine visit. ...Read more
I have the paraguard I have been checking on it is it normal i sometimes feel the string up high or down low?
Yes: It doesn't really matter where you feel the string as long as you feel the string. ...Read more
Hi, I have had the paragard IUD for a little over a month now. I noticed that strings tend to change length. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Depends...: It would be worrisome if they got longer and longer. This would indicate that the IUD is not in the top of the uterus where it is supposed to be. But if you are just noticing that sometimes they are a little longer and sometimes a little shorter, its probably ok. If there is any question, you should see your doc who can do an u/s and verify that the IUD is in the correct position in the uterus. ...Read more
See a Doctor: Paragard may not prevent pregnancy if its falling out or not correctly positioned in the uterus. If you suspect it is falling out, you should see a doctor who can do an exam and see what is going on. If its really falling out, it needs to be removed and you will need a different contraceptive. In the mean-time, use condoms or abstain from intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more
Doubtful: Please see your OB/GYN for an exam as this is the best way to take a look. If needed they will order an X-ray or ultrasound. Good luck don't try this at home. ...Read more
No: No do a pregnancy test now.Get a more detailed answer ›