Women Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels
 

Problems From Copper IUD

Although most women do not have any problems from using the copper IUD (ParaGard®), this contraceptive device is not appropriate for some women. For example, this form of birth control can cause serious complications, such as:
 
  • Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Serious infections
  • Perforation of the uterus.
 
Common side effects include spotting between periods and heavier, longer periods. Make sure to review the potential risks of using the copper IUD with your healthcare provider before having this product. Women who have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding, uterine cancer, or an abnormally shaped uterus may not be able to use this device.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With the Copper IUD for other problems this contraceptive can cause, including serious complications that may prevent some women from being able to use this device.)
 
Pregnancy and Pain
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2014 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.