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Forum: Fertility   01-10-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Carol Zhu
Not to cause any scares, but from what I've read...

Not to cause any scares, but from what I've read the most likely way to get pregnant with Mirena is if the IUD migrated from the uterus, meaning that it broke through the uterine wall and is lodge...
Forum: Family Planning   11-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 651,763
Posted By Carol Zhu
Personally, I am uncomfortable with the idea of...

Personally, I am uncomfortable with the idea of any type of IUD, be it the hormonal version with Mirena or the copper Paraguard. I haven't done as much research on Paraguard, but I know that for...
Forum: Family Planning   09-12-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 358,255
Posted By Carol Zhu
I'm not sure about the copper IUDs as they...

I'm not sure about the copper IUDs as they aren't really used that often in the US. Hormonal IUDs (Mirena) are more common, and I know that for them there have been some concerns about some of the...
Forum: Family Planning   08-15-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 358,255
Posted By Carol Zhu
The manufacturers have actually admitted that...

The manufacturers have actually admitted that they aren't certain how the Mirena IUD works, which I think would make most women uncomfortable. Also, there is a chance that it can perforate the...
Forum: Fertility   08-15-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Carol Zhu
Given that there are better and safer options...

Given that there are better and safer options out there, I wouldn't use an IUD. Apparently, there also cases (http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mirena-IUD) where women have gotten pregnant...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-03-2012, 01:22 PM
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Views: 194,619
Posted By Carol Zhu
There's been a lot recent controversy/lawsuits...

There's been a lot recent controversy/lawsuits over transvaginal mesh (http://www.newsinferno.com/legal-news/first-bard-avaulta-transvaginal-mesh-lawsuit-scheduled-for-february-trial-in-mdl/37332),...
Forum: Women's Health   04-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Carol Zhu
I don't know how advanced grade 2/3 is, but...

I don't know how advanced grade 2/3 is, but apparently exercises (http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0805c.shtml) can help if symptoms haven't advanced too far. IMO it's always smarter...
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