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Copper Iud Constipation
My dr has prescribed me Primolut N 5mg for my heavy 12 day periods caused from my copper IUD what is the best dosage for this medication please?
Talk to your GYN: You need to discus this with your treating physician. ...Read more
Office visit: The IUD is placed in a small plastic tube. The lip of the birth canal (cervix) is held steady with an instrument, and the plastic tube is inserted through the canal into the uterus. The IUD is then gently pushed out of the tube; the tube is removed and the strings on the IUD are shortened. Depending on age, and number of children, a local anesthetic to the cervix may be used. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, discuss with your gyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
So far ok: She has already had it in 11 years too long and you are not reporting that she is having any problems. Why not just have it removed? Then you won't have to worry. ...Read more
Confusing question: Any contraceptive method has its own drawbacks but a copper IUD is safe and effective in those who tolerate it. Your question implies you use a condom at the same time. The condom offers you some protection from STD's that the IUD can never do, but is not necessary to prevent pregnancy.The IUD is adequate for that purpose. ...Read more
Can taking zinc help to counter the negative symptoms I have been experiencing with a copper iud?
! 8 yrs old has the copper IUD for a few month now has been bleeding for a month now is that normal?
Unfortunately yes: Light bleeding for the first couple months with the copper IUD can happen. I'm surprised you have a copper one at your age. These are meant for women in long term monogamous relationships as the risk of PID is fairly high in general in your age group. If it persists check a pregnancy test and consider STD testing. ...Read more
How I will know if my copper IUD fill out. ..And how dr checks IUD if its in the righ place with out ultrasound. Please help iam worry
Us your finger: Use your finger to see if you feel your string. If you are not sure your doctor can check. ...Read more
How many days after the fitting of a copper IUD can I use tampons safely? As I am experiencing brown bitty spotting however quite abit of this.
No waiting period: Your strings should be short enough that your IUD should not be bothered by your tampon. But just take the tampon out very slowly the first several times you use them after your IUD has been placed, especially if you are heavily bleeding, to avoid getting them tangled if your strings are a little long. ...Read more
Having breakthrough bleeding, had it in past with no answers. I have a copper iud, 2nd month with it. And it's heavier than normal. Is this bad?
Periods heavy - stop & start again sometimes light and sometimes gushing. Upset, moody & anxious pre-period & during. Feel good after. Copper IUD.
PMT irreg menses:
Hello ~ the CuT can cause all that, except the PMT which is part of your normal cycle. You can 1.bite the bullet and watch as they tend to settle. 2. take the T out wait 3mo and replace another (maybe change brand) 3. take the T out wait 3 months and go on low dose BCP.
You should see GYN for exam. Irreg menses must always be assessed, (not urgently) even if a normal varient but let MD decide. Thx ...Read more
I have copper IUD Load 375 inserted in Europe. This model fits me well. Now I live in USA. Can I order this same iud from europe and have it put in USA?
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
There's a minor bleeding often n on between periods after my copper IUD implanted last month. So does IUD suits me or not. What should I do.
IUD: Since the IUD was just placed last month, I suspect that has some thing to do with the bleeding you are experiencing. You need to contact the Dr. Who placed it and discuss any further treatment required. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Paragard: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. It is 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). The only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). It is immediately effective to prevent pregnancy but does not protect against STIs. ...Read more
Yes!: 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