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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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Dr. Miguel Cano
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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.

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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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