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Can an IUD cause sepsis?

Can an IUD cause sepsis?

Extremely rarely.: An IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very effective method of contraception. Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. It is very rare for an IUD to cause sepsis (a uterine infection that spreads into the blood and throughout the body). ...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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Frameless IUD in the us. Are any doctors here doing them?

Frameless IUD in the us. Are any doctors here doing them?

None In My Area: "conclusions: there is insufficient data to show that problems of early expulsions have been overcome with the modified introducer used in gynefix. Apart from that, the frameless device performs similarly to tcu380, and appears to have a lower pregnancy rate in later years, although the absolute difference is small." they're still working on it as far as I can tell.... ...Read more

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What is the copper iud?

What is the copper iud?

Paragard: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. It is non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). The only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). It is immediately effective to prevent pregnancy but does not protect against STIs. ...Read more

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Could I have a copper iud?

Yes!: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more

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Are there risks to using the copper iud?

Are there risks to using the copper iud?

Minimal: Copper IUD is considered very safe. May increase the amount of bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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What are the chances of infertility from iud?

What are the chances of infertility from iud?

No connection: There is no known direct relationship between the prior use of IUDs and difficulties to conceive. ...Read more

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Is IUD inserted only on period?

Can do other times: Iuds are usually inserted during or at the end of a period because doctors know you aren't pregnant and because the cervix can be a little more open making insertion easier. However it can be done at any time as long as the person was using effective birth control so we are confidant she isn't pregnant. ...Read more

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What's a safer comtraceptive: the implant or the iud?

What's a safer comtraceptive: the implant or the iud?

Equally safe: Both of those contraceptives are equally safe. They are different however. In truth you have 3 options: 1) implant; 2) iud with Progesterone and ;3) iud without progesterone. Given that they are equally safe, I would make decision on whether you wanted Progesterone or not? Also time frame. The implant is good for 3 yrs, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 yrs, and the copper iud for 10 years. Lots to think of! ...Read more

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Would an IUD device get rid of my periods?

Would an IUD device get rid of my periods?

Perhaps: Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUDs are fantastic options for people that have issues with their menstrual periods. While some people may continue to have periods (which are usually shorter and lighter), the majority of women will not have periods, which is a great benefits. Copper IUDs do not offer this benefits, and women with these may have heavier more painful cycles. ...Read more

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Can breast enhancement pills affect my iud?

Can breast enhancement pills affect my iud?

Since breast: Enhancement pills are usually a sham - have no way to know what the contents are. But, in general, would not anticipate that this would effect functioning of IUD. ...Read more

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After iud removal can it cause ectopic pregnancy?

After iud removal can it cause ectopic pregnancy?

Depends: If you conceive the month after removal it may increase your risk slightly. History of an STD such as chlamydia or gonorrhea increases the risk also. However, most ectopics occur in women with no risk factors. ...Read more

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How is the cervix dilated for placement of a iud?

Small instrument: An iud folds up for insertion, so the cervix does not have to be dilated very wide (only about 3-4mm). In some women who have given birth before, it is sometimes not even necessary to dilate the cervix to get the iud properly placed. If dilation is needed, a small, sterile instrument with a rounded tip is used; sometimes injecting a local anesthetic is sufficient to relax the cervix open enough. ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the mirena (iud) protect from getting pregnant?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a very effective form of birth control. Although nothing is 100%, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has >99% efficacy. ...Read more

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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

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