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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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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...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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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock is a condition of inflammation throughout the body caused by a severe infection that can lead to fever, low blood pressure, and the ...Read more