What are the side effects of the iud?

Depends on type. Paragard iud lasts 10 years and tends to cause periods to be some heavier and or longer. Some women have more cramps. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has Progesterone in it which helps periods be lighter. In fact 20% of women will have no periods. Cramping is an issue for some women. Both can have irregular spotting for some weeks when first placed, can fall out, or perforate the uterus.

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What are the side effects of copper iud?

Few. Most women will have some slight cramping and/or spotting when the iud is placed. Some women will have heavier periods and/or more cramping for up to three cycles after the iud is placed. Most women have little or no side effects from a copper t iud. Read more...
Heavier period. 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. Read more...

What are the side effects for the merina IUD please?

Irregular bleeding. Some women after Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD insertion will have irregular bleeding and spotting that eventually stops in 2 to 3 months and then will have decreased bleeding or no bleeding at all the rest of the 5 years. Patience is all that is necessary. Some women will have minimal cramping for a few days to a month. The risk of spontaneous expulsion and perforation is very low, less than 1%. Ideal contraceptive. Read more...

What are the side effects of a merina iud dose it make you put on weight and could it cause low libido as the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill did for me?

Weight gain - yes. Change in libido- maybe. The Merina IUD contains progestin only, whereas Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a combination of estrogen and progestin, so effect may be slightly different. Overall reports suggest that the libido is affected less by Merina compared to combination BCP, but side effects are reported to improve after 6 months. Advantages of IUD: excellent contraceptive effect and no need to take daily med. Read more...

What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

Bleeding or not. Some patients will have bleeding or spotting, and can have cramping, particularly the first day after insertion. However, it can also cause periods to stop altogether. They are generally very well tolerated. Read more...

What are the most common side effects of the cooper iud?

Cramps. Many women will have some discomfort at first and this will clear up in several days to a couple of months. You may have cramps, back ache, nausea, or some bleeding or spotting. Read more...