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I posted once here before regarding the wonderful combination of Paragard periods and running... and I'm back with another question. Well, a long, annoying story, and a question.
I'm 26, no kids, and I got my Paragard hardware installed in August of 2011. I mostly loved it, aside from a sometimes shortened cycle and heavier periods. I certainly felt more confident and "natural" than I had in all my years on BCP, knowing that the Paragard wasn't really affecting my emotions, body image, etc like the pills were. Unfortunately, things began to go sour this past fall, and I ended up expelling my IUD sometime between November and January, getting it removed at the end of January.
I suppose my question is this: basically, I'd love some reassurance... I had my Paragard for 17 months. I know there's a greater risk of expulsion for the second IUD, but I had mine for quite some time with no explanation as to why it suddenly wanted out. My gyno had literally no idea. I've read some back entries, but would love to hear any stories of success with a second Paragard, especially with an initial expulsion after 3 months–I only have one close friend who's used it, and she's lost 3, so that's not that comforting. Also, does anything else I've written about send out a red flag for anyone? The HPV, the BV... are these things that I should worry about moving forward, or does this just sound like a lot of bad luck as once? My gyno did say we could consider it in the future when I got the first one removed, and I have an appointment Thursday to discuss it with him. I suppose I'd just love to hear from some other IUD users, since again, I don't really know any. Also, any advice on how to relieve IUD-related anxiety would be appreciated, haha.
Thanks for reading!