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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 ...

Paragard procedure; How bad is the pain for someone who hasn't had children?

Posted 13 days ago by Carleigh310 1 answer

I had spoken to my doctor about getting paragard because I'd really like to not have to worry about taking the pill everyday, and I'd like to get off the hormones. But my doctor said it can be very painful, or even unbearable for some girls who haven't yet had a kid. I was wanting to ...

Copper - Paragard linked to Wilson's disease?

Posted 14 days ago by J693 0 answers

I am 23 years old and I am getting Paragard tomorrow. I was looking over the side affects and I am nervous mainly about one thing, Wilson's Disease. I have no family history of it and I have no issues with copper or iron but I am nervous that it increases my chances. Is anyone a professional ...

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

Posted 26 Nov 2016 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 ...

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 ...

Does the paragard make you gain weight?

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by castillomaria123 0 answers

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