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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.

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.

Hmmm...: Admittedly, I'm not an ob/gyn but I am not aware of paragard leading to depression. It is simply a copper iud, unlike others which release hormones as well. I cannot imagine a mechanism by which a copper iud would lead to depression. Ask an ob/gyn to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I remove my paragard by myself?

No: Generally you would not want to do this. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if Paragard is falling out after eight months?

What should I do if Paragard is falling out after eight months?

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

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Has paragard for 14months, 11days late and negitive pg test? What's going on?

Has paragard for 14months, 11days late and negitive pg test? What's going on?

Off cycle: You could have just had an off cycle this month. One where you did not make an egg. You are not a machine and such a thing can happen occasionally. If more than three months go by without a period and your pregnancy tests are negative. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell without checking the strings if my paragard fell out?

Would I be able to tell without checking the strings if my paragard fell out?

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

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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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Need some info about paragard. What are the side effects?

Need some info about paragard. What are the side effects?

Period changes: The most common side effect of paraguard is an increase in menstrual flow and menstrual cramps ...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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I've had two paragard and they both fell out a few months after insertion, why?

See your GYN: Iud help
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

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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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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

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I have a paragard but I feel pregnant. What could this be?

I have a paragard but I feel pregnant. What could this be?

Rarely: The paragard iud works very well at preventing pregnancy, the rate of getting pregnant on it is <1%. However if you feel pregnant and particularly if you have missed a period be sure and check a pregnancy test. Also make sure you can feel your iud strings. If you are pregnant get in touch with your doctor. ...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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Can you tell me about paragard IUD and deep/rough sex?

Can you tell me about paragard IUD and deep/rough sex?

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

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Is the Kyleena IUD more effective than the Paragard IUD?

Is the Kyleena IUD more effective than the Paragard IUD?

No: About the same at preventing pregnancy. Neither is 100 % effective. Kyleena however, has progesterone which should make you periods lighter. Won't get that with paragard ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 19 year old virgin and am interested in paragard?

What to do if I'm a 19 year old virgin and am interested in paragard?

See a GYN: If you are planning on becoming sexually active, please see a gynecologist first to discuss birth control and disease prevention options. If an IUD is the best option, a GYN is the one who does the procedure. ...Read more

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I gained 25 lbs while using paragard. Is this normal? What causes the weight gain?

I gained 25 lbs while using paragard. Is this normal? What causes the weight gain?

Overeating: Overeating is the cause of your weight gain and not the Paragard IUD. Although hormonal forms of contraception can cause some fluid retention, this does not appear to be the case here. ...Read more

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I have a paragard IUD. Is it normal to sometimes get a gummy brownish discharge? Sometimes it's clear

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

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I got an IUD (paragard) a few weeks ago, how likely is it to move out of place? Also when can I use tampons?

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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I have a paragard iud. Is it normal to get a gummy discharge that is sometimes clear and sometimes a little brown?

Yes it probably is.: The paragard (copper-t) iud contains no hormones, so it generally does not have any significant effect on a woman's menstrual cycle, including ovulation. However, some women may note slightly heavier, longer or more painful periods with this device, due to it's position in the uterus. A gummy clear or brownish (dried blood) discharge is likely normal sign of second half of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Paragard removal on 1/7, expected period on 1/10. 3days late. I began tri prrvifem same day of removal. Is this normal to be late?

Paragard removal on 1/7, expected period on 1/10. 3days late. I began tri prrvifem same day of removal. Is this normal to be late?

You started pill: You started the birth control pill. When you started the birth control pill the pill is now in charge of your menstrual cycle. You would not expect to have a menstrual cycle till the end of this pack of pills ...Read more

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