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I Have the paraguard iud, why am I freaking out about pregnancy when my boyfriend and I hugged while naked?

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 more

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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more


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Does the IUD paraguard cause weight gain?

Does the IUD paraguard cause weight gain?

No: Paragard is an IUD that does not contain hormones. Paragard does not affect one's weight. However, over-eating, hormonal imbalances, and pregnancy all can increase one's weight. A person with unexpected weight gain or weight loss should be evaluated by her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What can happen if I have had my paragard IUD in longer then 10 years? Lets say 15 years.

What can happen if I have had my paragard IUD in longer then 10 years?  Lets say 15 years.

Should be checked: The iud is not recommended for more than ten years. The removal threads may have rotted off. At times iusds become implanted in the wall of the uterus. You should be checked by your health provider.. ...Read more

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Will taking maca root affect the paragard iud?

Probably not: The copper IUD works locally in the uterus so there should be no interactions with this root you are eating, but I'm not familiar with it. ...Read more

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Is the Kyleena IUD more effective than the Paragard IUD?

Is the Kyleena IUD more effective than the Paragard IUD?

No: About the same at preventing pregnancy. Neither is 100 % effective. Kyleena however, has progesterone which should make you periods lighter. Won't get that with paragard ...Read more

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I have a paragard IUD. is it normal to sometimes get a gummy brownish discharge? sometimes it's clear

I have a paragard IUD. is it normal to sometimes get a gummy brownish discharge? sometimes it's clear

Common: This is normal and not a problem unless you have a profuse discharge, odor, or irritation ...Read more

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I got an IUD (paragard) a few weeks ago, how likely is it to move out of place? Also when can I use tampons?

I got an IUD (paragard) a few weeks ago, how likely is it to move out of place? Also when can I use tampons?

It can happen: Any inserted intrauterine IUD's can be expelled into the vagina or worse into to intra-,abdominal cavity through the uterine wall. That is why healthcare personnel strongly encourages the patient to frequently check the cervix(through the vagina) for the string especially after a menstrual period. Worse case scenario: too long IUD string wrapped around tampon with simultaneous removal of both. ...Read more

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I have a paragard iud. Is it normal to get a gummy discharge that is sometimes clear and sometimes a little brown?

Yes it probably is.: The paragard (copper-t) iud contains no hormones, so it generally does not have any significant effect on a woman's menstrual cycle, including ovulation. However, some women may note slightly heavier, longer or more painful periods with this device, due to it's position in the uterus. A gummy clear or brownish (dried blood) discharge is likely normal sign of second half of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I just recently had the paragard IUD put in.A week later and now I have cervicitis.Could the paragard cause cervicitis?And I've been with the same man.

I just recently had the paragard IUD put in.A week later and now I have cervicitis.Could the paragard cause cervicitis?And I've been with the same man.

Possible : Cervicitis is just inflammation of the cervix. The paragard is actually in the uterus so it shouldn't affect the cervix at this point. It's possible the cervix got inflamed when it was placed but this should be temporary. ...Read more

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Iud paragard issue. Toilet paper like discharge.

Iud paragard issue. Toilet paper like discharge.

Hard to answer: There isn't enough information in your question to answer it properly. ...Read more

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Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

Not really : The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either. ...Read more

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Which is a better IUD - paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Which is a better IUD - paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: which is better-- an apple or an orange? both have advantages and disadvantages; it's a personal choice. ( most patients chose Mirena) ...Read more

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Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

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 more

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