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Side Effects Of Paraguard Iud
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had paragard IUD for 6mo. I have full cramps when on period but cramps on lower right side intermittent throughout cycle. Should i get it checked out?
Will increase in menstrual flow after getting a paragard IUD diminish after the first few periods? I know it's a common side effect, but does it last?
What are the side effects of paragard? I really want paragard and my mom keeps trying to talk me out of it but i don't want hormones because of the side effects it may cause. I had a child 6 weeks ago and had my check up and im fine but i need to know jus
Paragard : Paragard is an intrauterine device to prevent pregnancy. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is another option, also an iud. Risks of paragard are of it coming out (very rare), or increased cramping or bleeding which usually resolve. Infection is a very rare risk. Risks of Mirena (levonorgestrel) are initially cramping and heavier periods, but the patient usually then has no periods for about 5 years. Initially after placement, the patient usually needs pain medications or advil. They are both good forms of effective birth control. ...Read more
How often should you get a paragard IUD checked and what are warnings signs all is not going well?
Risk/Benefit: So, Paraguard is the copper-IUD, no hormone. It acts by irritating the surrounding tissue, which prevents implantation. It does this quite well, as the chance of pregnancy with this is comparable to other IUD and implant methods. Benefit - not getting pregnant Risks - perforation of the uterus, infection, erosion through uterine wall, copper sensitivity. These are rare risks. Good luck! ...Read more
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