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Paragard T 380a Medication
Can depression be related to paragard, an iuc birth conrol? I've taken Zoloft (sertraline) in the past, my father takes medication for manic depression too.
See a Doctor: Paragard may not prevent pregnancy if its falling out or not correctly positioned in the uterus. If you suspect it is falling out, you should see a doctor who can do an exam and see what is going on. If its really falling out, it needs to be removed and you will need a different contraceptive. In the mean-time, use condoms or abstain from intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more
Doubtful: Please see your OB/GYN for an exam as this is the best way to take a look. If needed they will order an X ray or ultrasound. Good luck don't try this at home. ...Read more
No: No do a pregnancy test now.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
No: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11991435.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your GYN:
you should have your ob/gyn look and make sure it is in place. If it is not in the uterine cavity it's not doing it's job. The strings on a pargard should be soft and your partner should not feel them when you are having intercourse. You are at increased risk of pregnancy if your iud is not in the correct location.
Birth control forum - paragard side effects http://ehealthforum.Com. ...Read more
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
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
Hi, I have had the paragard IUD for a little over a month now. I noticed that strings tend to change length. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Depends...: It would be worrisome if they got longer and longer. This would indicate that the IUD is not in the top of the uterus where it is supposed to be. But if you are just noticing that sometimes they are a little longer and sometimes a little shorter, its probably ok. If there is any question, you should see your doc who can do an u/s and verify that the IUD is in the correct position in the uterus. ...Read more
Bleeding with IUD: See your doctor soon to get examined for this. ...Read more
I had the paragard IUD placed 4 months ago and the first two months were typical but i didn t get a full period until the third month now I am 2 weeks?
Normal: Unusual bleeding with an iud, especially right after placement, occurs in twenty percent of women. Overall, the paragard should not effect your periods in the long run. ...Read more
?embedded?: If by embedded you mean the iud has been in place for a long time and the strings are missing, see your health provider/ob/gyn. Usually with a simple dilitage of the cervix the device can be removed. ...Read more
Paraguard: It is rare, but A Paraguard can puncture the uterus when inserted, regardless of uterus position. A prolapsed uterus does not make it any more likely than a normal uterus. Once inserted, it will not puncture your uterus if your uterus prolapsed afterwards. ...Read more
Ask gynecologist...: Asking your gynecologist would be the most direct way to get an answer. I am not gyn-doc but urologist and based on what I have known about paragard IUD, which is a T-shaped device positioned inside uterus with string hanging out of cervix. Clinically, deep coitus should not be an issue although IUD has its own risk. In reality, an average penis should induce no hurt to women. More? Ask gyn-doctor ...Read more
Yes they : Are very softGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a paragard IUD. is it normal to sometimes get a gummy brownish discharge? sometimes it's clear
Common: This is normal and not a problem unless you have a profuse discharge, odor, or irritation ...Read more
I got an IUD (paragard) a few weeks ago, how likely is it to move out of place? Also when can I use tampons?
It can happen: Any inserted intrauterine IUD's can be expelled into the vagina or worse into to intra-abdominal cavity through the uterine wall. That is why healthcare personnel strongly encourages the patient to frequently check the cervix(through the vagina) for the string especially after a menstrual period. Worse case scenario: too long IUD string wrapped around tampon with simultaneous removal of both. ...Read more
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