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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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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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