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How can I tell if I am allergic to copper because I want the IUD its the one I want because it has no hormones I only want this one?

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Patch test

Have a board certified allergist patch test you to the product first.

In brief: Patch test

Have a board certified allergist patch test you to the product first.
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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology

In brief: Rare

copper allergy is very rare; hold onto pennies

In brief: Rare

copper allergy is very rare; hold onto pennies
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David Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Very rare

If you can handle pennies without a problem then you're likely not allergic to copper, which is a fairly rare allergy.
If you are really concerned about this, it would be reasonable to be tested by an allergist prior to getting the paraguard iud.

In brief: Very rare

If you can handle pennies without a problem then you're likely not allergic to copper, which is a fairly rare allergy.
If you are really concerned about this, it would be reasonable to be tested by an allergist prior to getting the paraguard iud.
David Miller
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