Crohns and IUD for birth contol

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PrimKim
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   Posted 12/27/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I have some concern of having an IUD for birth control and having Crohns.  Are we more suseptable to infection with one?  Anyone have any positive insight?  I cannot take BC pills due to blood clotting disorders, and my only other option was IUD.  Helppppppppppppppp!  Kim
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   Posted 12/27/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   

I know of people that have had IUDs and Crohn's and I have not heard of an issue, but your physician should know the safety on this issue.

I wish you the best.

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/27/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I think PB4 had one.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


DCgirl323
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   Posted 12/29/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never posted on here before but thought I'd chime in... I have Crohn's and an IUD for birth control for the same reason - I cannot take the BC pill due to clotting reasons. I've had the IUD for about 2 years now and have never had any problems with it, infection or otherwise. My GI knows I have it and has never brought up any concerns regarding infections.

Bible
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   Posted 12/29/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
have had Crohns for 21 years and an IUD for the past seven years. I have not any problems. My Doctor told me that it was safer for me to have the IUD than to risk becoming preg. However, I have two children- that may be hard to listen to for someone that wants to become preg.

Sharann
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   Posted 12/29/2007 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's IS my birth control.
Well, it was before my hysterectomy. Have you considered your partner assuming the "burden". No side effects unless you are allergic to latex.
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vadreamer1
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   Posted 12/29/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you thought about the Depo shot? I've used that in the last few years. I'm on blood pressure meds, which keep me from the pill. I had a bone density scan to check to see if my bones were ok before starting it. Talk to your Dr.

mnchkn
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   Posted 12/30/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had my IUD for two years. I was DX with Crohn's in May of this year. It hasn't given my any problems. My GI doesn't want me pregnant, so it has been a godsend.

MNCHKN

kcgh03
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   Posted 12/30/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for posting this!  I was wondering the same thing!!!!!!

 


cbk
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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you need to be wary of a perforation, especially if you have severe fistulizing and stricturing disease. A few times I've had internal fistuals between the intestine and my ovaries/that area...so I was advised not to put anything up there that would complicate the issue.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/30/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I was curious how painful you found it when it was inserted into the (cringe) cervix
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


mnchkn
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   Posted 12/30/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
They told me it would be mildly uncomfortable but that was an understatement. I cramped for a couple of hours after with some spotting. After about 6 months though NO period for the last year and a half. That is the best part!!

MNCHKN

FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/30/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Id be constantly afraid I was pregnant.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


RedAdmin
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   Posted 12/31/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
My OB wants me to go on one, because my hormones are all screwed up. Thanks for the post. I was wondering about the cramping from CD and the IUD and if there was a problem.

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karendee
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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   

I have an IUD and it was put in place in Jan 2000 so I have mine for almost 8 years. I might have it taken out at my 10 year point and put right back in. I have not had any problems with it but mine was out in before I knew I had CD.

I have the copper style that does not contain any hormones etc...

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...

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