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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. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which carries the higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, Skyla IUD or the mini pill taken perfectly?

Which carries the higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, Skyla IUD or the mini pill taken perfectly?

Neither: The IUD increases one's risk for ectopic pregnancy only very very slightly. The mini pill doesn't increase your risk of ectopic. Statistically I wouldn't make a decision based on these 2 forms of birth control vis-v-vis ectopic given how little influence they would have. IUDs are very safe and a lot more effective at preventing pregnancy than the mini-pill. ...Read more

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I am 55. Dr. tried to remove my IUD (pregnancy is no longer a risk), but it is embedded. Any risk in leaving it in forever? It doesn't bother me.

I am 55. Dr. tried to remove my IUD (pregnancy is no longer a risk), but it is embedded. Any risk in leaving it in forever? It doesn't bother me.

Se OB/GYN: that eventually a woman have an IUD removed. Your doctor or nurse can remove an IUD and typically the uterus heals with no complications. ...Read more

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Should i have an IUD inserted at age 47? risks involved? odds of pregnancy at my age? don't want more children..thanks

Should i have an IUD inserted at age 47?  risks involved?  odds of pregnancy at my age?  don't want more children..thanks

Safe: An IUD is a safe and very effective form of birth control at any age. Yes, your chances for getting pregnant at your age are significantly reduced, but is it worth the risk. If you are worried about pregnancy, use birth control. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs of pregnancy with iud?

Same as no IUD: If a woman gets pregnant with an iud in place her symptoms are the same - missed period, nausea, tiredness. She has a higher chance of a miscarriage. However chance of pregnancy with an iud is low, about 1 in 100 per year or less. ...Read more

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I been having symptoms like pregnancy but I have a iud ?

It is possible!: It is possible to get pregnant even w/ an IUD in place! Run a pregnancy test with a first morning urine spec. You will get your answer than! ...Read more

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How Much Do The Chances Of Pregnancy Increase If I Can't Find The Strings To My iud?

How Much Do The Chances Of Pregnancy Increase If I Can't Find The Strings To My iud?

Impossible : That is impossible to say. Have you had a sono to see if the IUD is still in place? Use alternate birth control method until you know for sure. ...Read more

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My IUD was misplaced, warned of pregnancy, I blead for days after, can I still be pregnant?

My IUD was misplaced, warned of pregnancy, I blead for days after, can I still be pregnant?

Yes: You should go see your doctor and make sure you're not pregnant, and you should call your doctor now and get some realtime advice. Weird bleeding with the possibility of pregnancy is nothing to mess around with. ...Read more

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Ok I am scared i might be pregnant and I have the meirana IUD in and I have been having symptoms of pregnancy but the home tests are reading neg!?

Ok I am scared i might be pregnant and I have the meirana IUD in and I have been having symptoms of pregnancy but the home tests are reading neg!?

Neg test = not preg: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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My IUD is still in and should have been removed about 6 months ago do I have a higher chance of pregnancy now? What can happen if I keep it in longer?

My IUD is still in and should have been removed about 6 months ago do I have a higher chance of pregnancy now? What can happen if I keep it in longer?

Maybe higher: IUD's will still protect from pregnancy past the time they are recommended for removal. However, after the recommended removal date, the effectiveness of the IUD may become less, as the copper or progesterone diminishes. An IUD is still quite effective for birth control without the copper or progesterone, but not quite as effective as with it. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

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