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The Copper T 380A IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a T-shaped contraceptive device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm within the uterus, preventing fertilization.
Intrauterine Device contains copper wire coiled around a plastic T-shaped frame, which is inserted into the uterus through the cervix. The copper acts as a spermicide, releasing ions that damage the sperm's ability to fertilize an egg. In addition, the presence of the IUD in the uterus also triggers an inflammatory response that further inhibits fertilization by making the environment hostile to sperm.
The Copper T 380A is a non-hormonal form of contraception and does not contain any synthetic hormones. It is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when used correctly.
Use and Dosage
Copper T 380A IUD is placed in your uterus by a health care provider during an in-office visit. It is left in place for up to 10 years. After the device is placed, schedule a follow-up visit after your first menstrual period to make sure it is still in the proper position.
To use the Copper T 380A IUD (Intrauterine Device), you will need to have it inserted by a healthcare provider. The steps for insertion may vary slightly depending on the individual, but generally include the following:
- A healthcare provider will perform a pelvic exam and determine the appropriate size and placement of the Copper T 380A.
- The Copper T 380A will be inserted into the uterus through the cervix using a special inserter device.
- The healthcare provider will check to ensure that the IUD is properly placed and in the correct position within the uterus.
Follow any instructions or guidelines provided by your healthcare provider for caring for the Copper T 380A and checking for proper placement. You should also schedule regular appointments with your healthcare provider to ensure that the IUD is still in place and functioning properly. If you experience any unusual symptoms or concerns, contact your healthcare provider right away.
Most of these side effects diminish after 2-3 months.
Common Side Effects of Copper T IUD 380A (Intrauterine Device):
- Heavier or longer periods
- Spotting between periods
Serious Side Effects of Copper T IUD 380A (Intrauterine Device):
- Difficult removals
- Expulsion of the device
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Perforation of the uterine wall
Forms and Strength
Copper T IUD 380A (Intrauterine Device) is available in the following forms and strength:
Copper T IUD 380A: IUD
- The Copper T 380A does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- There is a small risk of uterine perforation during insertion, which may require surgical intervention.
- The Copper T 380A may cause heavier or longer menstrual bleeding and may also cause cramping or irregular periods.
- There is a small risk of expulsion, or unintentional expulsion of the device from the uterus.
- There may be an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in the first few weeks after insertion.
- The Copper T 380A may not be suitable for those with certain medical conditions, such as Wilson's disease (an inherited disorder that causes copper to accumulate in the body's tissues). Discuss the potential risks and benefits of the Copper T 380A with a healthcare provider before deciding whether it is the right contraceptive option for you.
- The Copper T 380A may not be suitable for those with a history of ectopic pregnancy or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
- There is a small risk of copper toxicity in rare cases, which may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
- The Copper T 380A may not be suitable for those with certain allergies, such as copper or nickel allergies.
- The Copper T 380A may increase the risk of menstrual cramps and discomfort during intercourse.
- Regular check-ups with a healthcare provider are recommended to ensure proper placement and function of the Copper T 380A. As with any form of contraception, discuss the potential risks and benefits of the Copper T 380A with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate option for your individual needs and health status.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can the Copper T 380A IUD be used by women who have never had children?
Yes, the Copper T 380A IUD can be used by women who have never had children, although some healthcare providers may prefer to use a smaller IUD for these patients.
Will I still be able to have normal periods with the Copper T 380A IUD?
While the Copper T 380A IUD may cause heavier or longer periods in some women, it should not affect the regularity of your menstrual cycle.
Is it safe to use the Copper T 380A IUD while breastfeeding?
Yes, the Copper T 380A IUD is safe to use while breastfeeding and does not affect milk production or quality.
Can the Copper T 380A IUD be used as emergency contraception?
No, the Copper T 380A IUD cannot be used as emergency contraception. Emergency contraception pills or other methods should be used if needed.
It's important to purchase Copper T IUD 380A from verified Canadian pharmacy.