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Intraurterine device causes menstrunal irregularities - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 31 yrs old, I have 2 children, aged 10 & 12. I have had an IUD for 5 yrs. Over the last 6 months my period has been lasting up 3 weeks, with heavy blood flow for the majority. Only stopping for 2 weeks before starting again. My perid (until 6 months ago) has always been regualar, on time & always lasted 6 days. what could be the cause/problem?                    
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   No other medical illness. I have been suffering acne along my jaw line for about 6 months now
Doctor :   May I know the type of IUD has been placed?
Doctor :   *the type of IUD that has been placed?
User :   Copper IUD, I can't rememember the exact details of it sorry
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   IUDs may be of 2 types, one plain ones and with medicated ones.
Doctor :   They may be causing the menstrual irregularities.
Doctor :   You would need examination by a gynaecologist.
Doctor :   they may have to be changed.
User :   plain copper IUD with the string attached. I can still feel the string
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult your gynaecologist for further management.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Can you please tell me how it may cause menstrual irregularities? I will consult a gynecologist aswell
Doctor :   One of the side of hormonal copper T is hormonal irregularities.
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