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Using Copper T as a birth control. How long can I use it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Good Afteroon
User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:To maintain birth control, i have taken Copper t as an option for my wife, By 15Dec2012 it will complete 1 year
User:Now i have a doubt that when Copper t will expire. I am not able to remember the company name which we have taken.
Doctor:Is she having any difficulties now?
User:more bleeding when she was period.
User:That is there from the day of using Copper T
Doctor:Usually XXXXXXX T can be kept for long time.
User:Do you know what is the minimum duration of copper T
Doctor:It varies from around 3 years to 10 years.
User:Can i assume you are confident that minimum 3 years
Doctor:You can keep it for now. But you will have to confirm what type of Copper T and which manufacturer has given it.
User:Currently that is what my problem, How can i proceed
Doctor:It is usually kept for a minimum period of 2-3 years, within my knowledge.
Doctor:So you do not have to worry.
User:Is there any copper T with 1 year validity.
Doctor:When you get an opportunity, it would be best to discuss it with a Gynaecologist.
User:Do you know what are the products we have in india
Doctor:I have not known any with that short a life time.
Doctor:I am not sure of the products and its manufacturers.
User:Thanks Doctor
Doctor:You can be confident that it will be useful for 2 yrs
Doctor:Meantime, you could post a query at our website for gynaecologist regarding the same.
User:For example if it is 3 years of validity
User:after using of 1 year, is chances of getting pregnency will increase
Doctor:Copper T is usually manufactured with medications on it to prevent pregnancy.
Doctor:And this medications would stay through out its lifetime.
Doctor:No. They will be able to confirm about the lifetime of normal Copper T used in India. They would also be able to do the required annual check up after insertion of the Copper T.
Doctor:As I said, you can be confident that it is safe for another 1 year.
User:Thank you doctor for the information provided by you.
Doctor:But your wife needs to be evaluated every year after copper T insertion.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Do you have any other queries?
User:I hope evaluation helps to check the position of copper T and to check any infections.
User:Thanks for the info.
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Let us know if you have any health related queries.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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