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Doctor insights on: Disadvantages Of Copper Iud

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What is the copper iud?

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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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...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?

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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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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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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How often should you check the strong of your copper iud?

How often should you check the strong of your copper iud?

Once monthly: Once monthly is fine. Many women don't check at all. The string can be hard to feel so it may cause worry to try checking for it & not be able to. Usually if a woman can't feel the string & the doctor can't see it on exam, it's because it has wandered up inside the cervical canal. This isn't a problem. Usually we verify the iud is still in place with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Were is a good location to get a copper IUD taken out at?

Were is a good location to get a copper  IUD  taken out at?

In the office: Iud's with easily accessible strings are easily taken out in the office. Call your gyn for an appointment. ...Read more

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5 days late and on copper IUD , it's been in for 8 months ?

5 days late and on copper IUD , it's been in for 8 months ?

It's all about timin: It takes approximately 9 days from conception until a pregnancy can be detected by a blood test. If you can feel the string of the iud it's in place. To be sure wait a few more days and get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more