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Original Manufacturer's Warning
The following list is the general warnings that were included in the most popular IUD's at the time of their release. Often these packaged inserts are not handed to the patient upon insertion but summarized by the physician and/or office.
Group A Streptococcal Sepsis
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Alterations of Bleeding Patterns
Menstrual flow, prolonged
Allergic skin reaction
Premature delivery sepsis
Private Physician to Patient (*Variable depending on physician.)
The following list available online from Rx Drug. This recognizes additional symptoms attributed to the IUD that your physician may or may not mention prior to insertion.
Breast tenderness or pain,
Changes in hair growth,
Changes in mood,
Loss of interest in sex,
Itching or skin rash
Puffiness in the face, hands, ankles, or feet.
Severe cramps or pelvic pain
Pain during sexual intercourse
Heavy or ongoing vaginal bleeding
Vaginal discharge that is watery, foul-smelling discharge, or otherwise unusual;
Easy bruising or bleeding
Fever, chills, or other signs of infection;
Sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body)
Problems with vision
Sensitivity to light;
Alopecia, (partial and complete)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID),
Symptoms reported by IUD users
The following list is in addition to the other symptoms and have been reported by IUD users participating in social media groups in search of answers. These groups reach tens to hundreds of thousands of woman repeating having the same symptoms with the commonality of having the IUD.
Arterial thrombotic and venous thromboembolic events