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Have a paragard IUD. Getting bad cramps, lower back pain and fatigued. PG test negative. Is this due to IUD?

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I have a paraguard IUD. My last three periods have been shorter and lighter than normal. I have had my IUD for about two years. Latley I have been having really bad cramps, lower back pain, headaches, fatigue. I have taken pregnancy tests but they are negative. Could my IUD be making me feel this way? I also keep getting Bacterial Vaginosis. (Not Sure If I spelled that right. Please help.

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
Intrauterine device can increase chances of pelvic inflammatory disease.
If you are having recurrent episode of bacterial vaginosis, you should not use IUD; instead of it you can use barrier contraception or oral contraceptive pills.
Your symptoms are also indicating towards pelvic infection.
So consult your doctor for removal of IUD & local examination & get investigated for high vaginal swab culture to detect cause of infection.
I hope your query has been answered. I will be available to solve your further queries.

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