Paraguard IUD
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Eve24_ posted:
Hi I'm 19 and I recently got the paraguard IUD a week ago. I know I'm young but I don't want to bet pregnant anytime soon and I don't want to take birth control pills for many years. I have been feeling a lot of bloating and constipation, as well as sever cramping. During my periods I have heavy bleeding and bad cramps as it is and this is making it worse, the only reason I chose paraguard is because as I was in the pill I did not like the hormones. I don't know if the bloating and constipation is just me or associated with paraguard. It would really help if I heard of anyone with this problem.
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georgiagail responded:
Paragard side effects are outlined in the attached. Cramping appears to be a common side effect, especially early on in use:

http://contraception.about.com/od/iud/a/paragard.htm

Gail