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Side effects of IUD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I currently have a paragard iud in place(i think) but things lately have not been normal, i have been very nauses even vomitted a few time. i started my period it lasted for 4 days(usually bleed 7-10 days) & the 5 day i began bleeding again but instead of the usual red color it's almost orange. should i be concerned that i might possibly be pregnant?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   hello
User :   ok
User :   not sure if it matters or not but my period was almost 2 days late
Doctor :   When was the iud placed?
User :   also 2 day not almost...sorry
User :   i can't remember if it was january or february, i think maybe the end of january though
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   One of the side effects of IUD is longer and heavier menstruation for several months after insertion.
Doctor :   Since when are you having nausea?
User :   the nausea has been for about 2 weeks
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the nausea present all the time?
User :   not all the time it comes & goes throughout the day & it doesn't matter if i have eaten or not
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms like pain abdomen, discharge, etc?
User :   i've had a little bit of abdomial pain but it's not HORRIBLE
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and i did have a little bit of discharge today but not a ton
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You said on the 5th there was bleeding, how much was it?
Doctor :   I meant 5th day
User :   i meant the 5th day of my period & it was very light & that is when i noticed that my blood was orange
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   All these are probably the side effects of the IUD.
User :   nausea & vomitting are side effects of a non hormonal iud?
Doctor :   If the these symptoms increase you can get examination done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any disturbance in stool?
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