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Delayed period, inserted copper T. Why did it happen?

hi doctor sabib 4 months back I have inseted copper T till last month my periods r at rt time at this point of time my period is delayed nearly 10 days and continued delay let me know why it happened. Is there any possibility of pregency if copper T is inseted. How i correct my periods. Plz advise and give me some remedy Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Failure rate of copper T is very minimal as it is one of the most effectrive non hormonal intra uterine contraceptive device (IUCD). Failure rate is only around 2% after one year of use. Also it is the only type of long acting reversible contraceptive effective up to 10 -12 years.
.Although it can result in heavy bleeding, & though spotting between the first few periods is not uncommon it very rarely results in absence of menstural cycles.
Delay could be due to two reasons. Either the copper T has slipped & not in the same position or it is expelled (pushed) outside. If it is expelled then there is no protection against pregnancy. Painful & heavy unusual vaginal discharge indicates expulsion.
So first check if the strings of copper T are in its original place. If it is not in its place, then the chances of pregnancy is more.
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