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Are copper iuds safe for wilson's disease patients?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Unknown
Speak with your wilson's specialist first.
Then it might be best to have patch testing with an allergist to see if you react to the copper. Very likely it is safe, but there are other alternatives.....Why take the chance?

In brief: Unknown
Speak with your wilson's specialist first.
Then it might be best to have patch testing with an allergist to see if you react to the copper. Very likely it is safe, but there are other alternatives.....Why take the chance?
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No, but try a Mirena (levonorgestrel)
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

In brief: No, but try a Mirena (levonorgestrel)
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
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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