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Persistent BV a year after Paraguard IUD, douching? Treatment?

Posted 1 Dec 2012 by lunarflair9 3 answers

I've had my Paraguard IUD for over two years and in this past year I developed persistent BV that does not get better from multiple and extended rounds of antibiotics. I have considered douching, either with products like Summer's Eve, or with homeopathic alternatives such as vinegar or ...

24yr old woman, can't handle hormonal birth control, should I get paragard?

Posted 11 days ago by Cs24 2 answers

I'm a 24 year old woman. I went in regular birth control pills at 17. I had a severe reaction and couldn't handle the hormones. I had mood swings and was lashing out, even my mom didn't want me on it. But we switched to the lowest dosage estrogen birth control pill and I seemed to be ...

ParaGard vs Mirena: What's the difference?

Posted 14 Sep 2016 1 answerFAQ by

Both ParaGard and Mirena are IUDs but which one is more effective or has fewer side effects?

IUD Expulsion Heal Time?

Posted 26 Oct 2016 by orion555 0 answers

I had a partial expulsion of my Paragard IUD and it resulted in no cramps, but heavy, heavy, chunky bleeding. I had it fully removed the same day and replaced with a new one. How long should I expect it to take to heal? Doc said 4 days no insertion of any kind (tampons, etc) but nothing about ...

Copper - Paragard IUD - I just do not understand?

Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Brit1224 0 answers

I am confused as to why so many people have horrible experiences with paragard. Like weight gain, headaches, ect. If the paragard is zero hormones, why are all these "side effects" happening? Is it because people were on hormonal birth control prior and now your bodies are adjusting to ...

I got the Paragard 2 weeks ago and I have hives non stop?

Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Apdelga1 0 answers

I got the IUD inserted two weeks ago and ever since is non-stop hives and I feel extremely bloated, has anyone else had this symptoms? I tried two OC but I got hives with them too, at this point I'm done, I will use condoms :( I have three teens and I'm finally on a serious relationship ...

ParaGard - Is it really common to get Yeast infections and BVs?

Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Ar9090 0 answers

I'm thinking about getting paragard,( I had the shot and the hormones were terrible and I had Bacterial Vaginitis, yeast infection, and uti all in the 3 months it's effective and my period didn't stop for like 3 more months after it wore off ) so I guess I'm pretty prone to ...

ParaGard - Severe cramping hours after insertion?

Posted 25 Jun 2016 by Shelby2535 0 answers

I got the Paraguard IUD this morning around 11am (extremely painful) it is now 9PM and I have not been able to leave my couch. If I stand up I get extremely bad cramps and I have to lay back down. I've been taking ibuprofen since this morning. Is this normal? I wanted to call my doctor but it ...

Can COC cause heavier bleeding when taken with a copper IUD?

Posted 6 May 2016 by Cu2 0 answers

21 year old female who had a Paragard copper IUD inserted 11 months ago. Have been taking Ava 20 (Levonorgestrel 0.1 mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.02 mg) for sixteen days to reduce the length and flow of period. Was planning on having IUD removed if the COC had a positive impact. However, this is ...

Does the paragard make you gain weight?

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by castillomaria123 0 answers

ParaGard - does any one experience pain in upper belly right under the chest ??

Posted 2 Mar 2016 by jasmin93 1 answer

I had my IUD 7months ago and I get the pain almost like a very bad pressure and its happening more frequent with each month passing ... I had IUD before and got the same pain and I removed it after 5 Mons of having .. I don't want to remove it now cause I don't want children and I ...

When will the cramping stop?(paragard)?

Posted 5 Feb 2016 by Chelselovesyouu 1 answer

I've had the paragard for almost a month and it will go from being comepletely fine with no cramps at all to wanting to drop on the floor and curl in a ball. Id be fine if I was spitting or bleeding but I'm not. No blood and a bunch of cramps? Could something be wrong? Or something I ...

Paragard just put in still cramping?

Posted 26 Jan 2016 by Chelselovesyouu 0 answers

I got the paragard out in a week ago. Is it now ok to have intercourse? They said nothing up there for a week. And I'm also still cramping quite a bit how long will that last? Thank you.

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