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Intrauterine Contraceptive Device.

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device or IUD is a small birth control device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The two types of IUD are copper IUD and hormonal IUD. It is a good reversible birth control method that lasts anywhere between 5 and 10 years.

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I have nausea and lower back pain after using IUD. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman and had the paragard device about two and a half weeks ago. Yesterday afternoon I experienced nausea (although did not vomit), as well as lower back pain and cramps. I had no fever. Today the lower back pain and cramps continued, and I just took my temperature and...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since it has been inserted two weeks ago there is a remote possibility that these symptoms are because of the paragard. It can be a totally unrelated thing but still, you need an examination. Are there any other symptoms like discharge or irregular bleeding? There ar...  Read Full »

Can contraceptive failure occur with Copper-T?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months back, I had an abortion due to some health issues. After which, I had Copper-T and got my periods for the subsequent month. But in the next month, I did not get my periods. So can you please let me know with Copper-T is there any chance to get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. You had a period around 37 days back, so do not worry. Sometimes, the periods get delayed due to stress, hormonal changes, medications, etc. Do not worry. As you had a period after your copper-T, most likely,...  Read Full »

I have bad acne on my face. Can it be the reaction to IUDs I am having?

Query: Hi doctor,I have bad acne on my face, and I am afraid it is a reaction to an IUD I put in a few months ago. I cannot get it removed now as I am on a road trip for a few months. I had the same issue last year. I have applied a topical cream, but it did not work well. I have noticed my self-esteem and...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your query. As differential grades of acne require different treatment, I need to see the acne. Also, please mention what treatment you have taken until now if you have records or...  Read Full »

Please tell me the pros and cons of switching from combination OCP to a hormonal IUD.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. I am suffering from depression, and I am taking combination OCP for six years now. I am sexually active with one long-term partner but not interested in getting pregnant any time soon. Before starting OCPs at the age of 15, I had hefty flow and severe cramps, neg...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood your concern and will surely help you. 1) Estrogen in your OCP (oral contraceptive pills) may leave some side effects for few days. Something similar when you started your OCP long back, but it will slowly fade away. It will not adversely affect your ro...  Read Full »

I have IUD and felt a lump while checking the string .should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an intrauterine device. I was checking for the strings, and I felt a lump. Not sure if it is normal or not. I got my period today. I had my last period over three months.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better to have one local examination by gynecologist but better after periods. If vaginal irritation continues, then it is better to have a high vaginal swab, lump examination (may need biopsy or swab), cx (cervical smear) smear; You may have vaginal or pelvic ...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting my periods 37 days post-removal of IUD?

Query: Hi doctor, I had Mirena removed before a month and had what I think was a period the next day that lasted for four days. It has been 37 days with no period and three negative home pregnancy tests. I have been nauseated with cramps that are dull while some hurt good enough to stop me from moving. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mirena is a progesterone-containing IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). Its sudden removal induced you periods last month. Your current delay in periods is also because of the same. It takes time for the body to restore the normal hormonal balance after removal of...  Read Full »

Should I stop pills right away or continue until this month if I am on Mirena?

Query: Hi doctor, I asked a question to you this morning. You advised me not to take contraceptive pills since I have the DIU MIRENA. But I have another question. You are right, I have been feeling my body temperature too high, and my last period almosts last seven days. Here is my question: There are five...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to take the leftover pills for this time and then avoid taking any pill until you have Mirena (contraceptive pill). Take care.   Read Full »

Does prolonged use of oral contraceptives increase risk of breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old, and I am a single child. I have been taking oral contraceptive TriNessa for about one and a half years. I have been trying to know whether this pill can cause breast cancer after a more prolonged period of use. The occurrence of breast cancer in my family was with my ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned two medicines. Claritin (Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine) is used for allergy, and it is safe. Since your maternal grandmother had breast cancer, you are at high risk of getting breast cancer, but your mother is not having it now. You should do bre...  Read Full »

Do I have constipation because of IUD?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my Skyla IUD placed before two and a half years. In the last two months, my period has stopped for about two to three days. Then, again returned after another three days. This month, I had my periods for two times with terrible constipation and lower back pain. Could the progesteron...  Read Full »

Dr. Meenakshi Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to IUD (intrauterine device) does not cause constipation. But, back pain can occur, because of the bleeding patterns after placing IUD. You can take syrup M2 tone (Ashoka and Lodhra) two tablespoons thrice daily for one month. Take Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice a day for three d...  Read Full »

I had unusual spotting with NuvaRing. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I had an unusual spotting during the time I was using Nuvaring. That never happened before. So, I decided to take the ring off, but during that time, it was menstruation. I never had a normal flux, just spotting all the time. At first, kind of brown and after, redder and then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nuvaring is Etonogestrel and Ethinyl estradiol containing contraceptive. Hormones have its own side effects and appear a bit differently in every individual female. Combined contraceptives have short-term effects like abnormal bleeding, spotting, mood variations, bre...  Read Full »

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