Is the copper IUD really that bad?

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Is the copper IUD really that bad?

Generally speaking, Dweck says people with active pelvic infections or abnormalities of the uterus such as fibroids should avoid IUDs — or use them with extreme caution. Anyone with a copper allergy, intolerance, or metabolism issue should also avoid getting a copper IUD.

Who is not a good candidate for the copper IUD?

You also shouldn’t get a Paragard IUD if you have a copper allergy, Wilson’s Disease, or a bleeding disorder that makes it hard for your blood to clot. And you shouldn’t get a hormonal IUD if you have had breast cancer. Very rarely, the size or shape of someone’s uterus makes it hard to place an IUD correctly.

Can you get copper toxicity from a copper IUD?

There’s no clear evidence that copper IUDs significantly increase the risk of copper toxicity in the blood, unless you already have a condition that affects your liver’s ability to process copper. However, there may be other side effects when using a copper IUD.

Can you pull paragard out yourself?

It isn’t something you could do yourself. Most of the time, taking an IUD back out is a whole lot simpler. If your doctor does it, they’ll have you lie on your back with your legs apart, just as you’d do for a regular exam. They’ll grasp the string with an instrument and gently pull out the IUD.

Why is ParaGard bad?

It may move outside the uterus and cause scarring, infection, damage to other organs, pain, or infertility. Surgery may be needed. Excessive pain or vaginal bleeding during placement of Paragard, pain or bleeding that gets worse after placement, or not being able to feel the threads may happen with perforation.

Can I remove ParaGard yourself?

Who is the best candidate for IUD?

The ideal candidates for IUD use are parous women in stable, monogamous relationships. Pregnancy, unexplained vaginal bleeding, and a lifestyle placing the woman at risk for sexually transmitted diseases are contraindications to IUD use.

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