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Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Process toxins: Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins. Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

As good as tubal: Iuds are the most effective method of bc--as effective as sterilization), and the copper iud lasts 10 years. Low rates of side effects, very easy, safe, and effective. ...Read more

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I need doctor's advice on pregnancy and the copper iud?

More specifics: The copper IUD does not have any effect on fertility. If you are pregnant and have the copper IUD in place, you need to see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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If a paragard copper IUD becomes a little out of place is there higher risk of pregnancy? And if so by how much?

If a paragard copper IUD becomes a little out of place is there higher risk of pregnancy? And if so by how much?

Paraguard: "a little out of place" is hard to qualify, but if the iud remains in the upper portion of your uterus (not the lower segment or cervical canal) then your chances of pregnancy are much less than 1%. ...Read more

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What are the odds of pregnancy with a copper iud that is over ten years old does it run out of copper?

Copper IUD 10 years: The chances are difficult to estimate. But I can assure you they are not zero. The copper does not play a role in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Have copper coil, but my last period was 28th february for 6days. No period since then. 2 negative pregnancy tests and had coil checked. Help ?

Have copper coil, but my last period was 28th february for 6days. No period since then. 2 negative pregnancy tests and had coil checked. Help

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Not pregnant: Women miss periods sometimes. It's often due to stress, but may be from other things. If you miss a period and your pregnancy test is negative, that usually means that you're not pregnant. The coil keeps you from getting pregnant, but won't keep you from missing a period. ...Read more

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Can a copper IUD cause period to continue and negative pregnancy tests and yet I still be pregnant? They symptoms say yes! Or what else could it be?

No: If you have a copper IUD in place, it is very unlikely you are pregnant. If you then did a negative pregnancy test, it is certain you are not pregrnant. There are many other causes of cramping, bloating, nausea, and other symptoms of pregnancy, so if you are concerned, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have the copper coil as contraception just now but i've been getting pregnancy symptoms and no period. Could i be pregnant?

Hi, I have the copper coil as contraception just now but i've been getting pregnancy symptoms and no period. Could i be pregnant?

Hard to know: If you beleive you may be pregnant, why wait? Get a test and find out. It will answer your doubt, fear or concern. If further concern, see your pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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I have the copper coil in. I am 43 days late for my period. I have done two pregnancy test this arvo both negative. Could i be pregnant.

I have the copper coil in. I am 43 days late for my period. I have done two pregnancy test this arvo both negative. Could i be pregnant.

Unlikely: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a copper IUD late period 2 months. Always on time...Scared of an ectopic pregnancy...What are the chances?

I have a copper IUD  late period 2 months. Always on time...Scared of an ectopic pregnancy...What are the chances?

Mildly elevated risk: Iud use elevates the risk of ectopic pregnancy slightly. This is one diagnosis that one cannot afford to miss. Get checked out, today. Evaluation by an expert is essential. Testing will include a blood pregnancy test and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Sexually active march31. Negative beta hCG june 25. Ultrasound july 4 IUD copper good position, no sign of pregnancy. Need to be 100% sure not preg?

Neg HCG=not pregnant: Only way to be 100% sure that you are not pregnant is to avoid contact with semen in the vaginal area. Adding a condom to the iud would get you close to 100% protection. A negative HCG excludes a pregnancy until the next time you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more