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No: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check for infection: Have your md check to make sure that you don't have a vaginal bacterial or tubal infection post iud insertion. ...Read more
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Gyn checked me for infection before IUD placement & all cultures negative. 4 days after iud placement intense cramps/vag pain. Can feel strings. PID??
Probably the IUD: Some women have uterine cramping after IUD placement, and PID is unlikely with your negative tests for various infections (which probably included testing for STDs, the usual cause of PID). Check back with your gyn. ...Read more
Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more
Could using the birth control IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) give you a lot of bacterial infections?
In some people: It can make you more susceptible to infections and vaginal discharge, at your age if u don't want fertilty you are much better off getting an in office tubal takes 5 min. And then after that if u want no more periods which are worthless once you don't want kids i offer my pts an in office endometrial ablation, takes 8 minutes, miss 1/2 day of work, 50-60 % no periods , about 30 % light epriods. ...Read more
If the strings pulle: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
70 yr woman who had hysterectomy with removal of ovaries & uterus,diagnosed with congestive heart failure,liver enlarged+abd ascites.CA125= 341.Why?
Can birth control (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud) trigger ibs? Symptoms appeared after getting iud. How would progestogen affect my GI tract?
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things. ...Read more
No: Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer