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shiannsmom
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Can you also tell me how long it takes for the IUD to become effective?, ANd dows this oppose any health risks to me as it stops your menustrual cycle cause i a m not really sure how it works exactly about the menustrual cycle thanks all the information will be greatly appreciated
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Heather
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An IUD does not stop the menstrual cycle. Changes to the cycle depend a lot on which type of IUD you have. What type is yours?

Per health risks, there are a few, namely, there are risks of infection (and higher risks of STI transmission), small risks of uterine perforation.

An IUD is effective as soon as it is inserted.


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