Q&A: Are These IUD Symptoms Normal?

woman stomach painQ: I’m experiencing pregnancy symptoms with my IUD – is that normal? – Y.R.

A: An IUD is an Intrauterine Device that is T shaped and serves as long-lasting, safe and effective birth control. An IUD must be inserted by a health care provider and costs between $0-$1000. There are two types: copper and hormonal IUDs. They both prevent sperm and egg from joining.

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In some women, the progestin IUD may cause temporary side effects such as:
  • headaches
  • breast tenderness
  • acne
  • depression

On the rare occasion, the IUD can sometimes slip out of the uterus. Sometimes it comes all the way out. Sometimes it only comes out a little. This is more likely to happen to…