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Old 04-24-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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IUD question and fibroids

I have had my copper IUD (non-hormonal) for 4 years now and am told that you can keep them in for 5 years. Is this correct? Any experience with this?

Recently however, I have found out that I have 3 fibroids in my uterus, the largest measuring 6.2 cm x 5.8 cm. Should I have the IUD removed now? Is there a chance that the fibroids could grow over the IUD which will cause pain when it is removed?

Just looking for some answers because my gynecologist is retiring and I'm in the process of finding another one.

Thanks for your input!

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Old 05-16-2007, 05:13 AM   #2
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Re: IUD question and fibroids

I have the Paragard T380A and my dr. said they were good for 10 years.

I have some small fibroids but he said they are nothing to worry about. I had an ultrasound done to measure them. Fibroids, to my understanding are hormonal and will shrink almost completely when you reach menopause. An IUD won't make them any worse.

If you are experiencing pelvic pain, ask your dr. to send to for an ultrasound so they can see what's going on.

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