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I have questions about IUD's

By Anonymous July 1, 2009 - 11:02am
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I'm in my 40's, perimenopausal, and have been on a birth control pill called Yaz for several years to control my heavy periods. I'd like to get off the pill because I'm scared of the side effects (ie: blood clots, etc.) and use an alternative birth control method (I don't want any more babies!) that also provides me with hormones since I'm perimenopausal. I've heard about the IUD and that there is an IUD that provides hormones. I'm wondering if it has the same health risks (potential side effects) as the pill.

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Thank you so much!!

July 1, 2009 - 1:58pm
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Thank you so much for the ideas. I'll definitely check out the other brands. I've had great luck with the pill, I just get scared about the blood clot risk and other potential side effects if I continue staying on it for several more years till I go through menopause. That's the only reason I was thinking about checking into other options. I'm guessing the IUD with hormones will have the same side effects as the pill.

July 1, 2009 - 1:33pm
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Well, the IUD sounded like a good idea until I visited the links you suggested on this site about the Mirena IUD. Scary!! Now, after reading the women's stories, I'm too scared to consider it as an option.... Is the Mirena the only IUD on the market?

July 1, 2009 - 1:04pm
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