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I Have the paraguard iud, why am I freaking out about pregnancy when my boyfriend and I hugged while naked?

I Have the paraguard iud, why am I freaking out about pregnancy when my boyfriend and I hugged while naked?

Anxiety: You are "freaking out" due to anxiety over having an unplanned pregnancy. Although the left half of your brain which is associated with logic "knows" that you can't get pregnant, the right half of your brain (creative/artistic side) is thinking, "What if?" Could the IUD fall out? Could sperm suddenly jump from his body into your uterus? In truth, anxiety is more complicated, but I am out of space ...Read more

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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

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


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I'm 5 days late. I have a paragard iud. ?

I'm 5 days late.  I have a paragard iud.  ?

Test: If you have missed your period, you should take a pregnancy test. If it is positive, you need to get in to have your IUD removed right away. Take care. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the paragard iud?

What can you tell me about the paragard iud?

Great Choice!: The Paragard intrauterine device (IUD) has a long track-record of successful use. It is a small plastic device covered with copper that is inserted into the uterus during a short office procedure. It can be left in-place and prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years! The chance of pregnancy is ...Read more

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Unhappy with paragard iud, what other method do you recommend?

Unhappy with paragard iud, what other method do you recommend?

Depends what u want: I rec a very low dose pill loloestrin it is only 10 mcg no wt gain, light or no periods, prevents ovarian cysts. If u want no more kids the easiest is in office essure tubal, I do in the offcie , my pts are awake , some oral drugs takes 5 minutes, no cutting easy 99% of the time to do, no down time 1/2 day for u, and if u have insurance often just a small $10-50 co=pay and much cheaper if no insu. ...Read more

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I am late almost for 2 month with paragard iud negative result?

Late period /IUD: Check TSH, thyroid fuction and prolactin . May be variation though that is unusual, for 2 months. F/U with doctor urgent care ...Read more

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What can happen if I have had my paragard IUD in longer then 10 years? Lets say 15 years.

What can happen if I have had my paragard IUD in longer then 10 years?  Lets say 15 years.

Should be checked: The iud is not recommended for more than ten years. The removal threads may have rotted off. At times iusds become implanted in the wall of the uterus. You should be checked by your health provider.. ...Read more

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How often should you get a paragard IUD checked and what are warnings signs all is not going well?

you can check: You can feel for the strings. If you can feel the strings (they usually just lay over the cervix) most likely there is no problem. It is also checked at each routine visit. ...Read more

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Will taking maca root affect the paragard iud?

Probably not: The copper IUD works locally in the uterus so there should be no interactions with this root you are eating, but I'm not familiar with it. ...Read more

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