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Are there side effects to using the copper iud?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some mild

Mild to moderate cramps during the first couple of days after insertion.
Could cause moderate to severe menstrual cramps, irregular bleeding that can vary from spotting to heavy periods.

In brief: Some mild

Mild to moderate cramps during the first couple of days after insertion.
Could cause moderate to severe menstrual cramps, irregular bleeding that can vary from spotting to heavy periods.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bleeding

Some patients will experience an increase in menstrual flow.

In brief: Bleeding

Some patients will experience an increase in menstrual flow.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Minimal

The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available.
It is 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). The only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). It is immediately effective to prevent pregnancy but does not protect against STIs.

In brief: Minimal

The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available.
It is 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). The only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). It is immediately effective to prevent pregnancy but does not protect against STIs.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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