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Iud Plastic Vs Copper
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
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
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
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
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
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
In the office: Iud's with easily accessible strings are easily taken out in the office. Call your gyn for an appointment. ...Read more
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
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
Yes they: Are very softGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I have had copper iud (load 375 u shaped) for 3 years now-should I change it this year for a new one or wait for 5 years? Would it be same effective?
Same effective: 375 Cu IUD is reliable for 5 years. ...Read more
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
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
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