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I have a mirena iud but I'm constantly hearing about pregnancy's still happening with them. Is that the. O1 percent reporting? Do I always need backu?

I have a mirena iud but I'm constantly hearing about pregnancy's still happening with them. Is that the. O1 percent reporting? Do I always need backu?

Mirena failure rate: "The failure rate of Mirena is approximately 0.2% in the first year and the cumulative failure rate is 0.7% after 5 years." Please see: https://www. Mirena-us. Com/q-and-a/ Most women don't feel the need to use backup with Mirena. Although nothing is absolutely 100% effective - Mirena is really pretty dog-gone effective. In answere to your question - You don't need to use backup. ...Read more

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How safe is the Morena iud?

How safe is the Morena iud?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I think Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a fairly safe form of Birth control. Like all forms of contraception it has its risks. Mirena (levonorgestrel) not only has the risks of progesterone but the risks associated with a device in the uterus. Let me refer you to www. Mirena-us. Com for full details as there is not room her to give you a full discussion. ...Read more

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What are the side affects for the iud?

What are the side affects for the iud?

Depends: If you have a Progesterone secreting iud (mirena (levonorgestrel) or skyla) you can have irregular bleeding. If you have a paraguard iud you may have increased cramping/heavier menses the first few months. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of getting an IUD?

What are the dangers of getting an IUD?

Very few: The IUD is one of the safest birth control methods with very few risks. Risks included expulsion (1/2000), perforation during the time of insertion, a slight risk in PID during the 1st 2 weeks in those who have gonorrhea or chlamydia, occasional spotting, tubal pregnancy and others. All of these are rare. ...Read more

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How should I check the IUD string in me?

How should I check the IUD string in me?

Feel the strings: Checking the strings of your iud is a quick, easy way to check to see if your iud is still present in the uterus. You should feel strings (only 3-4 cm long) coming from the cervix. Do not pull the strings as this could cause inadvertent removal of the iud. See you doctor if you cannot feel the strings. ...Read more

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Is the IUD an abortifacient?

Is the IUD an abortifacient?

No: Two types of iud aka intrauterine device/ system are available in the us (progesterone releasing and copper containing). Each changes cervical mucus consistency and ph so sperm cannot make it through to the uterus. The iud changes the lining of the uterus that makes it an environment in which an egg or sperm will not survive and the Progesterone iud may inhibit ovulation. ...Read more

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Can he cum inside me with the iud?

Can he cum inside me with the iud?

IUDs very effective: Iuds are among the top tier of birth control, and are as effective as sterilization at preventing pregnancy. Not perfect, but among the most effective methods. They don't prevent stds, so if you have concerns about your partner's fidelity or are not mutually monogamous, condoms are important to preventing stds. ...Read more

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Can it hurt when they insert an iud?

There is discomfort: I have placed a lot of iuds and there is a lot of variation in what women feel. Most women who have had vaginal births have a cervix that is more open, and most feel mild to moderate discomfort only. Women who haven't had a vaginal birth tend to have moderate pain, mostly because the cervix isn't as open. I recommend a woman take Ibuprofen prior to iud. The discomfort is just with insertion. ...Read more

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Can you use a spermacide with an iud?

Yes, but not needed: Iud is high effective in reducing/preventing pregancy, and so spermicide is not typically needed.
As you probably already know, using condom (which often contains spermicide) is advisable to reduce risks of std transmission and it is safe to use on women who have an iud in place.
Iud only reduces/prevents pregnancy, not std...Thus adding a condom, with/out spermicide is advisable... ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the iud?

Depends on type: Paragard iud lasts 10 years and tends to cause periods to be some heavier and or longer. Some women have more cramps. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has Progesterone in it which helps periods be lighter. In fact 20% of women will have no periods. Cramping is an issue for some women. Both can have irregular spotting for some weeks when first placed, can fall out, or perforate the uterus. ...Read more

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If IUD is lost will surgery be needed?

If IUD is lost will surgery be needed?

Possibly: First of all we need to find out where the iud is located. This can be done by sonogram or an X-ray if necessary. If the iud is in the uterus then it can be removed vaginally most times. If it is in the abdominal cavity this will require surgery, most likely laparoscopic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an embedded iud?

Varies: It is quite uncommon for this to occur. The symptoms would likely include persistent pelvic pain, abnormal spotting and/or bleeding, and increased cramps with the period. An ultrasound can determine very easily if the iud is properly placed. ...Read more

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Will the merina iud make me put on weight?

No it will not: The hormone of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD tends to work locally in your uterus and pelvis to reduce your risks of pregnancy very effectively. Having a Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and practicing "safe sex", using condoms to reduce your risk of sexually transmitted infections will keep you healthy and happy. Not eating well balanced nutritious meals and not exercising regularly will "make you put on weight". ...Read more

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Is getting the IUD (Skyla) removed painful?

Is getting the IUD (Skyla) removed painful?

Should not: If it was not painful going in may not be paiful coming out. Take some 800mg ibuprofen before the appointment. ...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?

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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Does IUD make you have abortion every month?

Does IUD make you have abortion every month?

No: It is a common misconception to think that iud causes abortion. It works by preventing pregnancy, mostly by spermicidal effect. ...Read more

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Why am I getting vanishing IUD and bleeding?

Not good - need dr.: If you iud has 'vanished' you need to have some imaging done (sonogram to evaluate the uterus/ovaries, and look for the iud in the uterus) and maybe ct scan to see if the iud has perforated through the uterine wall, into the abdominal cavity. Need to be checked for pregnancy as well. This problem definitely needs a visit with the gyn. ...Read more

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How long after IUD insertion can I work out?

How long after IUD insertion can I work out?

As soon as you want: There is usually no restriction on physical activity after an IUD insertion. The insertion itself can cause some cramping or abdominal and back discomfort as well as spotting or bleeding. These things can make you not want to workout but there is not a medical reason for to return to your normal activities. ...Read more

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Is there a bc pill that is the same as an iud?

Birth Control: Absolutely not. An iud is a product that sits in the uterus to not allow an impregnated egg implant into the wall of the uterus. Birth control pills manipulate hormones so that ovulation does not occur. ...Read more

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Bleeding, how long do the effects of IUD last?

Bleeding, how long do the effects of IUD last?

5-10 years: Paraguard (copper-based) & the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (progestin based) are effective for 10 & 5 years respectively. If you're referring to the side effects of spotting or cramping, this usually last a week or two & with menstrual cycles for the first few months. If you have problems beyond this, see your doc for evaluation. It may be poorly placed, extruding, or simply not for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get a IUD without parenal consent at 16?

Not in Texas: I don't know about other state laws, but in texas 16 years old is still considered a minor and would require parental consent to get an iud placed. If you had just had a baby, this would usually change one's status to 'emancipated' and it would probably be legal to get the iud without consent (only after good counseling about the risks/benefits of iuds). ...Read more

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