OB GYN

OB-GYN questions? Ask a gynecologist online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I had a copper iud put in 30 years ago. Due to a lot of

Customer Question
Hi I had a copper...
Hi I had a copper iud put in 30 years ago. Due to a lot of extreme personal problems I was finally abler to go to a dr in 2005 and she told me there was no such thing and I must be delusional. I recently went and someone finally beleived me. I was put off as she told me I was lying. NOW my question is I just had a sonogram and the iud is in place. Is it within the realm of possibility just to leave it there as I have had NO problems and as I understand it would require surgical intervention. When I had it put in the dr said that it could last the rest of my life. What is your opinion thanks.
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: OB GYN
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
10/9/2017
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN replied 10 months ago
Dr. J
Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 821
Experience: Gynecologist
Verified

Board-certified ob/gyn here. Preparing a response and will be with you shortly.

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN replied 10 months ago

If the copper IUD is within the uterus but is not bothering you and you are not having any problems, (and it cannot be easily removed), there is no harm in leaving it in place.

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an ob gyn doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. J Your Own Question
Dr. J
Dr. J
Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 821
821 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Gynecologist

Dr. J is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. C.

Dr. C.

Board Certified

2,537 satisfied customers

30 years of experience and an award-winning educator.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Board Certified OB/GYN

5,752 satisfied customers

With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

1,651 satisfied customers

MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)

Dr.JBB

Dr.JBB

Board Certified OB/GYN

1,293 satisfied customers

15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence

Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence

OB/GYN

822 satisfied customers

Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator

Dr.Ashwini Joshi

Dr.Ashwini Joshi

OB/GYN (Doctor)

400 satisfied customers

Consulting Obstretician & Gynecologist

Dr C

Dr C

OB/GYN (Doctor)

367 satisfied customers

MD

< Previous | Next >

Related OB GYN Questions
I've send many times regarding my issue am a case of anxiety
second opinion] Dear doctor I've send many times regarding my issue am a case of anxiety on medication .. am on iud copper as an contraception and am threatened of pregnancy because am totally not rea… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,234 satisfied customers
I had an iud put in 30 years ago a Copper 7 and I have had
I had an iud put in 30 years ago a Copper 7 and I have had NO problems. Due to personal problems and a doctor who did not beleive me I have it still in at age 61. If it is in place I had a sonogram an… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
My girlfriend went to have an IUD installed and they said
My girlfriend went to have an IUD installed and they said couldn't since we had sex 4 days ago. Is that accurate ?… read more
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Doctoral Degree
8,202 satisfied customers
Can my IUD produce too much copper and my body? There's
Can my IUD produce too much copper and my body? There's really not a lot of research on this just opinions. There's one study back before the copper seven was released which has more copper than the p… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I'm 46 years old. I saw my OB-Gyn because I've had my period
I'm 46 years old. I saw my OB-Gyn because I've had my period for 1 month now. Not heavy all the time except the past 2 days. I saw him last week & he told me that I need another D&C because I have a b… read more
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Doctoral Degree
8,202 satisfied customers
My girlfriend had a copper IUD for 8 months, but after
My girlfriend had a copper IUD for 8 months, but after consistent pain, decided to have it removed Thursday. She switched to the NuvaRing at the gynecologist. She's two weeks into her cycle, but her d… read more
Monika Hearne, M.D.
Monika Hearne, M.D.
Board Certified OB/GYN
Doctoral Degree
5,752 satisfied customers
Had unprotected intercourse with a woman around day 14 in
Had unprotected sexual intercourse with a woman around day 14 in her cycle, i.e. at the time where she is most likely to get pregnant. I pulled out, but I am not sure if something came inside of her. … read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
My 19 y o daughter misses her pill a lot and has used the
My 19 y o daughter misses her pill a lot and has used the morning after pill several times in the past few months. She's on a beta blocker for long QTc and should ideally use not hormones. She and I b… read more
Dr. Kala
Dr. Kala
Director Women\u0027s Health
Doctoral Degree
4,360 satisfied customers
I'm 22 years old, and have not had any kids. I am married,
I'm 22 years old, and have not had any kids. I am married, and would like to get on birth control. I've tried multiple types of birth control, and they all made me really sick. Sick as in nauseous. I … read more
Mary Claire Haver, M. D.
Mary Claire Haver, M. D.
Physician, MD
Doctoral Degree
2,533 satisfied customers
My wife had the 5 year IUD put in back in February 2010.
My wife had the 5 year IUD put in back in February 2010. Over the past couple months she s has really gone crazy.. She gets all mad at me and real distant and all she says is "I don't know whats wrong… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
Have had an IUD (copper) for the past 8 months with no
Have had an IUD (copper) for the past 8 months with no problems. I have not had a period for the past 2 months. I had a check done, IUD in correct place , can feel the strings, and have also done 2 ho… read more
Dr C
Dr C
OB/GYN (Doctor)
MD
367 satisfied customers
I am 27 years old, i have 3 children aged 3, 2, and
i am 27 years old, i have 3 children aged 3, 2, and 13months. when i was first married at 20 i used depo provera for contraception on this i bleed the whole time i was on it which was about 12months. … read more
Dr. Kala
Dr. Kala
Director Women\u0027s Health
Doctoral Degree
4,360 satisfied customers
My 23 year old daughter got a Paraguard copper IUD one month
My 23 year old daughter got a Paraguard copper IUD one month ago. For three weeks she needed prescription pain medication to deal with the severe cramping. She was basically out of comission for 3 wee… read more
Dr. Kala
Dr. Kala
Director Women\u0027s Health
Doctoral Degree
4,360 satisfied customers
Had an IUD put in a week ago - I am having cramping,
Had an IUD put in a week ago - I am having cramping, dizziness, hot flashes, nausua and unable to sleep. Vomiting to the point of dry heaves for the last 24 hours. The IUD is the only change. Could it… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
I'm 27 years old and have 3 children. I currently have a
Hi, I'm 27 years old and have 3 children. I currently have a copper IUD. I've been having 2 periods a month since December. I've had 2 sonograms/ultrasounds, both of which have come out normal. Normal… read more
Alan Gibstein, M.D.
Alan Gibstein, M.D.
Doctoral Degree
1,527 satisfied customers
I got my period on oct 24 and still have it. this has never
i got my period on oct 24 and still have it. this has never happened before. i'am on the i.u.d for like almost 5 yrs i have had spotting since. but never my period this long its not just spotting now … read more
Dr. Saul
Dr. Saul
Physician
Doctoral Degree
1,887 satisfied customers
IF a woman is pregnant with twins and it is realized that
IF a woman is pregnant with twins and it is realized that ONE of the babies is dead but the other alive - can the woman be PUT into LABOR to remove the dead one but stop labor and the other one be oka… read more
Dr.Jason,MD-OB/GYN
Dr.Jason,MD-OB/GYN
Doctoral Degree
250 satisfied customers
I HAVE HAD IUD FOR ABOUT 2 YRS. HAVE HAD SPOTTING OCCASIONAL
I HAVE HAD IUD FOR ABOUT 2 YRS. HAVE HAD BROWN SPOTTING OCCASIONAL WHICH I KNOW IS COMMON BUT THE LAST FEW MONTHS I FEEL LIKE I HAVE DAYS THAT I DON''T HAVE BLEEDING AS OPPOSED TO NOT. FOR EXAMPLE I H… read more
Dr. Saul
Dr. Saul
Physician
Doctoral Degree
1,887 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x