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What to do if I have pain after copper IUD insertion?

What to do if I have pain after copper IUD insertion?

IUD: IUD insertion can lead to cramps. If they occur they usually resolve w/i 3 months or less. NSAID's can be helpful if pain occurs. **http://www. Familyplanning. Org/pdf/Facts_About_IUDs. Pdf ...Read more

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Is pain after copper IUD insertion normal? Should I be concerned?

Is pain after copper IUD insertion normal? Should I be concerned?

IUD: IUD insertion can lead to cramps. If they occur they usually resolve w/i 3 months or less. NSAID's can be helpful if pain occurs. **http://www. Familyplanning. Org/pdf/Facts_About_IUDs. Pdf ...Read more

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What to do about copper IUD pain one week after insertion?

What to do about copper IUD pain one week after insertion?

CALL YOUR DOC not: Normal, to make sure everything is ok and the iud is in the right place and u do not have an infection, call your doc now. ...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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I've had the copper IUD since April (4.5 mos). My periods have been about 5 days long pre & post insertion. This month it has been 10 days and counting, the bleeding has not slowed down or reduced to spotting. I'm not pregnant (took a test). Help!

I've had the copper IUD since April (4.5 mos). My periods have been about 5 days long pre & post insertion. This month it has been 10 days and counting, the bleeding has not slowed down or reduced to spotting. I'm not pregnant (took a test). Help!

IUD bleeding: An IUD inserted into the womb may be pushed down into the narrow canal through which it is placed for insertion. This may happen secondary to contractions of the womb rarely, which irritates the lining of the canal, causing bleeding. See your healthcare provider to see if the IUD is still in the proper location. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is too much after a ParaGard IUD insertion? Is bloating normal? My body feels like it's trying to push it out. Normal?

How much bleeding is too much after a ParaGard IUD insertion? Is bloating normal? My body feels like it's trying to push it out. Normal?

Depends: Spotting is normal, heavy flow is not, unless you have it inserted in the middle of menstruation, which is recommended, or maybe coincidentally your period started, perhaps a bit early. Check your menstrual calendar. See your doctor for an exam if worried. If you have significant pain and a lot of bleeding, go to ER. It could be perforation. ...Read more

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I think my copper IUD is expierd! Help!?

I think my copper IUD is expierd! Help!?

10 years: The copper iud last up to ten years. Since you are 18 it seems unlikely that you would have had it in longer than ten years. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

Safe and effective: The IUD is one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to prevent pregnancy. It is almost as good as getting your tubes tied or a vasectomy in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors of a copper iud?

Bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is the most common side effect of copper. Dislodging, travelling upwards into the uterus and rarely causing perforation. ...Read more

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What are copper IUD side effects?

Few: Women with the copper IUD report heavier periods for the first 3-6 months that then normalize. It is nonhormonal and is appopriate for women with and without kids ...Read more

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What are the side effects of copper iud?

What are the side effects of copper iud?

Few: Most women will have some slight cramping and/or spotting when the iud is placed. Some women will have heavier periods and/or more cramping for up to three cycles after the iud is placed. Most women have little or no side effects from a copper t iud. ...Read more

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How is the copper IUD typically inserted?

How is the copper IUD typically inserted?

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

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What might cause bleeding from a copper iud?

Inflammation: Copper iud acts as a foreign object I the uterus thus causing inflammation. This response can cause more bleeding during your periods. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to using the copper iud?

Some mild: Mild to moderate cramps during the first couple of days after insertion. Could cause moderate to severe menstrual cramps, irregular bleeding that can vary from spotting to heavy periods. ...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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Can they give women the copper IUD in the us w/o having a baby?

Yes: Many women who haven't had a baby choose to use an iud. The chance of an iud causing a woman to be infertile is very small. So not having a baby is not a reason to not use an iud. ...Read more

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I just had a flexi t copper IUD removed after having it for a year and I'm bleeding I this normal?

Likely ok: A few days of light bleeding immediately after removal is common. Keep track of your cycles and if you don't want to be pregnant, use another form of birth control. ...Read more

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I have a copper IUD (for 1.5 years) and I seem to be spotting all of the time. Is this normal? Will it stop?

I have a copper IUD (for 1.5 years) and I seem to be spotting all of the time. Is this normal? Will it stop?

Side effect: This is probably an IUD side effect, difficult to say when it might stop, since you have not had it for quite a while already. ...Read more

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Hello, . I'm a 40 year old female with 2 children, ages 2 and 4. I have had the copper IUD in place since shortly after the birth of my secon?

Hello, . I'm a 40 year old female with 2 children, ages 2 and 4. I have had the copper IUD in place since shortly after the birth of my secon?

???????????: You wrote some history but asked no clear question. This is not a chat room and site docs cannot view your previous submissions. If you want to ask a question, start over with historical data and include a specific question. ...Read more

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My wife had her copper IUD fall out. Had the skyla put in. Went back four weeks later and is still in place. What are chances it will stay in place?

My wife had her copper IUD fall out. Had the skyla put in. Went back four weeks later and is still in place. What are chances it will stay in place?

Very high: Having an IUD fall out from the uterus is possible. However, it is pretty rare. Most expulsions seem to occur within the first four weeks after placement. Any woman with an IUD in place should be self aware of it. She may self check for the strings in the vagina if desired. Sometimes, the strings may be hard to feel though. Skyla is a good choice. It also may serve to reduce menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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A little over two weeks ago I had a copper IUD put in. Immediately noticed an increase in discharge. It currently is thick and resembles snot. Is this normal with an IUD?

Not normal: Please contact the doctor who placed the IUD.
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What is the copper iud?

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

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Could I have a copper iud?

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

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Are there risks to using the copper iud?

Minimal: Copper IUD is considered very safe. May increase the amount of bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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How can I know if the copper IUD is in the right place?

How can I know if the copper IUD is in the right place?

Ultrasound: If the string can be seen or felt and you have no problems, it should be fine. If in doubt an ultrasound can help. ...Read more

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