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Can the paraguard IUD cause you to have abortions?

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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Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

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

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Can the paraguard be inserted during my menstrual period?

Can the paraguard be inserted during my menstrual period?

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

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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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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?

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

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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? Ty, Georgina

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?
Ty, Georgina

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

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

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'm 5 days late. I have a paragard iud.?

Test: If you have missed your period, you should take a pregnancy test. If it is positive, you need to get in to have your IUD removed right away. Take care. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the paragard iud?

What can you tell me about the paragard iud?

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

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Need some info about paragard. What are the side effects?

Need some info about paragard. What are the side effects?

Period changes: The most common side effect of paraguard is an increase in menstrual flow and menstrual cramps ...Read more

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Unhappy with paragard iud, what other method do you recommend?

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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I am late almost for 2 month with paragard iud negative result?

Late period /IUD: Check TSH, thyroid fuction and prolactin. May be variation though that is unusual, for 2 months. F/U with doctor urgent care ...Read more

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I've had two paragard and they both fell out a few months after insertion, why?

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 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

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What can happen if I have had my paragard IUD in longer than 10 years? Let's say 15 years.

What can happen if I have had my paragard IUD in longer than 10 years?  Let's say 15 years.

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

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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

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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

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Can I remove my paragard by myself?

No: Generally you would not want to do this. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if Paragard is falling out after eight months?

What should I do if Paragard is falling out after eight months?

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

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Has paragard for 14months, 11days late and negitive pg test? What's going on?

Has paragard for 14months, 11days late and negitive pg test? What's going on?

Off cycle: You could have just had an off cycle this month. One where you did not make an egg. You are not a machine and such a thing can happen occasionally. If more than three months go by without a period and your pregnancy tests are negative. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Would i be able to tell without checking the strings if my paragard fell out?

Would i be able to tell without checking the strings if my paragard fell out?

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

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How do the copper iuds (paraguard) work?

How do the copper iuds (paraguard) work?

Inflamation: The IUD causes inflammation in the uterus which causes the sperm to not survive. ...Read more

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Will the IUD paraguard make u gain weight?

No: Since there are no hormones involved this iud should not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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How long do you bleed for after paraguard?

How long do you bleed for after paraguard?

Varies: Since there are no hormones in paragard periods usually return to normal shortly after insertion. A few days of spotting after insertion is expected. ...Read more

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Will taking maca root affect the paragard iud?

Probably not: The copper IUD works locally in the uterus so there should be no interactions with this root you are eating, but I'm not familiar with it. ...Read more