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What percent women with IUD copper get pregnant?

What percent women with IUD copper get pregnant?

Less than 1%: Less than 1% of women with copper iud get pregnant with the iud in place. It is a very effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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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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?

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

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Is it common for woman with the copper IUD to have smelly periods, and even stay smelly after? How can I get rid of the odor after my period?

Is it common for woman with the copper IUD to have smelly periods, and even stay smelly after? How can I get rid of the odor after my period?

It can happen.: A copper iud changes the environment in the uterus. Some women will be prone to odor from changes like bacterial vaginitis (bv); but BV is pretty common.

Sexually transmitted infections can cause an odor, the odor may just be from older blood in the uterus as well.

There's really no way for us to tell here online; you will need to speak to your doctor, and be seen for a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Where can I get copper IUD? What procedure must I follow

Where can I get copper IUD? What procedure must I follow

Contact doc: These are part of the services provided by an OBGYN or possibly a family planning clinic. You would need to call ahead and see whether such services were available and whether you could qualify. Some medical conditions would disqualify you from use of IUD's. They are also expensive. ...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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What are the symptoms of a copper IUD rejecting your body please?

What are the symptoms of a copper IUD rejecting your body please?

Adverse reaction: Sounds like you mean "adverse reaction" to IUD. With Copper - symptoms could be a rash (allergic reaction); Abnormal vaginal bleeding; vaginal discharge, pelvic cramps, pelvic pain and expulsion of the IUD. If you are concerned then see your PCP or GYN for an exam and further testing. ...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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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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Can I get pregnant after the copper IUD is removed?

Can I get pregnant after the copper IUD is removed?

Yes: Yes, most women can conceive after removal of an iud. Age, tubal status, and sperm quality all affect success rates, so check in with your fertility specialist early. ...Read more

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What happens if I get pregnant with the copper IUD still left inside?

Contact your Doctor: You should contact your doctor immediately. Women who become pregnant with an IUD in place are at increase risk for ectopic pregnancy. Your doctor will need to evaluate you and most experts suggest removing the iud. ...Read more

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If I get my copper IUD removed will my periods go back to normal? (less heavy less painful) also will it hurt to remove it? It was put in july 2013

If I get my copper IUD removed will my periods go back to normal? (less heavy less painful) also will it hurt to remove it? It was put in july 2013

Easy to remove it: Removal is so much easier than insertion. So much. Don't be afraid of the removal. And yes, your periods should calm down after removal. They won't be as good as periods you might have had while on birth control pills, but more like your own natural cycles. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a good low dose bcp that will not give me side effects to take with the copper IUD just in till my body adjusts to it I gave really heavy peri?

What is a good low dose bcp that will not give me side effects to take with the copper IUD just in till my body adjusts to it I gave really heavy peri?

Talk to your doctor: You should discuss that with your doctor, especially since they will have to prescribe it anyway. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD might be a better choice for you. Ask you doctor about it. ...Read more

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I had sex a gentleman on a Thursday. Then on Friday I had my copper IUD removed and had sex. Could I get pregnant from thursday?

I had sex a gentleman on a Thursday. Then on Friday I had my copper IUD removed and had sex. Could I get pregnant from thursday?

Possibly: The deposits of Thursday can remain active for a couple of days in your tubes, and fertilize an egg coming through. Since the coil was removed Friday, it would not be around to receive and interfere with implantation if it was to occur. However, the trauma of coil removal might have made the area unsuitable for implantation. It's always good to overlap methods of BC if you are in the process of change ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant with a copper IUD if he doesn't cum inside you? Is it possible the stress of worrying is making me late?

Is it possible to get pregnant with a copper IUD if he doesn't cum inside you? Is it possible the stress of worrying is making me late?

Unlikely: The sperm must be present, and travel, and meet the egg and have a place to settle in.
Sperm release can be without full ejaculation, so condom has merit in control.
Iuds make the uterus inhospitable but very rarely pregnancy can occur.
If you do not want to get pregnant, there are some choices to be made. ...Read more

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Is my paragard IUD causing me to get dizzy, feel confused, I feel off balanced? I think it has something to do with the copper? Anything I can take? :

Is my paragard IUD causing me to get dizzy, feel confused, I feel off balanced? I think it has something to do with the copper? Anything I can take? :

Unlikely: These aren't common symptoms or side effects for the paraguard iud. Sometimes women have increased bleeding or irregular bleeding with paraguard, but not confusion and imbalance. If you were having a lot of bleeding, you could be anemic and these would be symptoms of anemia. Consider seeing your family physician or gp to discuss these other symptoms you are having. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant after having ur copper IUD removed before ur period?

Can u get pregnant after having ur copper IUD removed before ur period?

Yes: Once the iud is removed then a woman can get pregnant. If you want to get get pregnant I recommend not attempting pregnancy until after a period. If you don't want to get pregnant use another form of birth control. ...Read more

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Had cramps for a week and now started my period a week early. I have an IUD (copper t) is this something to get checked?

OBGYN/BC: If you don't get cramps with your periods, i'd like to get a pregnancy test as with the iud you still can get pregnant with increased risk to ectopic pregnancy if pregnancy was to occur. ...Read more

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If she had sex a week ago and she has iud (copper iud) and she was ovulating. What are the chances of get pregnant? I know the iud is 99% effective

Very low: As you mentioned, the copper IUD is an effective product with about 1% risk of pregnancy in any year of use. Compared to all other forms of birth control the only one better is abstinence. Use of any secondary form like condoms can reduce the risk of STD's but adds little to the BC effect. ...Read more

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Since removing a copper IUD six months ago my periods are lasting just one day. What is causing this? I have been trying to get pregnant but no luck.

Since removing a copper IUD six months ago my periods are lasting just one day. What is causing this? I have been trying to get pregnant but no luck.

Low estrogen?: A very light period can be a sign of low estrogen. This may happen if a woman is very thin. It doesn't necessarily mean there will be trouble getting pregnant though. Have sex 2-3 times weekly. But seek care if not pregnant within 1 year. Most couples will get pregnant within 8 months. ...Read more

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I had a copper IUD and I had really heavy bleeding and long periods this was a few yrs ago can my body change and the symptoms will be betterthis time?

Maybe: You could also consider using a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud which has the side effect of light to no periods. If you are done having children consider essure. ...Read more

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I have heavy long periods due to the copper IUD that I recently got can I take a bcp pills to stop the heavy flow till my body adjusts to the c iud?

Iud: Heavy menses is common after insertion of the copper IUD. It is usually treated with reassurance. The bleeding usually lessens within a few months and many women adjust to the increase in their menses. However sometimes a short coarse of ibuprofen has been shown to lessen the bleeding. If anything taking BCPs could make the bleeding worse later when they are stopped. ...Read more

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My body typically rejects piercings (belly button, cartilage). Due to my body disliking metal, would the Copper IUD would be rejected from my body?

Probably not: Allergy to nickel, which is found in most of the products used as posts for earnings and other piercings, is very common. Allergy to copper is much less common, so you will probably be OK. ...Read more

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Spotting for last 9 days- didn't get period which was due last week. Home Preg test negative. Have copper IUD for 4yrs. Very scared of cancer.?

Spotting for last 9 days- didn't get period which was due last week. Home Preg test negative. Have copper IUD for 4yrs. Very scared of cancer.?

Not likely: Cancer is not likely cause of your symptoms, it is more likely to be due to hormonal imbalance. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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If I let my boyfriend finger me and he was touching himself with the same hand can I get pregnant am on the iud the copper iud am scared?

Confused: If you have a copper IUD in it is unlikely you could get pregnant from sperm covered fingers or sex.Try to learn more about birth control.That IUD can prevent pregnancy but offers no protection from sexually transmitted disease, some of which can make you sterile. ...Read more

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