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Doctor insights on: Iud Plastic Vs Copper

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Do copper IUD strings kind of shrivel after being in you? A clear plastic string kind of "curly" looking just came out of my vagina.

Do copper IUD strings kind of shrivel after being in you? A clear plastic string kind of "curly" looking just came out of my vagina.

No: Iud strings are colored black or blue and look something like fishing line. They are unreactive in the body. What you are describing does not fit that description. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Had miranda for a year, gained 10 pounds. Would changing to a copper IUD have the same effects?

IUD: That amount of weight gain is unusual for mirena (levonorgestrel). In any case, the cooper iud has no hormones so side effects are not the same. Take care! ...Read more

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What is the multi load 200mm copper iud and why is it different then the normal copper iud please?

Different brand: It is a different brand made by a different manufacturer. Different products are available in different countries. This one is not available in the US. Here is a study comparing different types of copper IUDs. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12264721 ...Read more

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Can my boyfriend pusher my iud copper deeper inside after rough fingering? I can't seem to find it am a Lil bit worried no sex just fingering

No: The IUD is not pushed deeper in to the uterus with fingering. However, if you are not able to feel the strings then you should be checked. It is possible the IUD is still in place and the strings have just been retracted in to the cervical canal, or the IUD may have be expelled, . Rarely, the IUD may be misplaced, displaced, migrated, perforated, all these latter situations are rather uncommon. ...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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If I have iud copper and my boyfriend didn't Finnish inside me (pull out methods) should I be worried about anything?

Depends: The cited failure rate of a copper IUD is less than 1%/yr of use. The risk is the same whether he finished up or not, since he is leaking sperm continually during sex. Worry could apply to several issues. The IUD does not prevent STD's. ...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?

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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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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When is ok to remove copper? T IUD? To conceive?

Stop when ready: Stop birth control when you are ready to conceive... Everyone reacts differently. .. It could take longer for some than others to conceive after use. ...Read more

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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

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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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Could I be pregnant if I have the plastic IUD in place?

Could I be pregnant if I have the plastic IUD in place?

Yes, but uncommon: Iud properly placed can be high effective. Such as Mirena (levonorgestrel) which touts over 99% efficacy/protection from pregnancy. Thus, you chance of pregnancy with a correctly placed and funtioning iud is very low...
If you have symptoms of pregnancy though, I would suggest a home pregnancy test or consult your doc for eval...
Good luck, . ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano
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