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paragard

I went to planned parenthood today and I took a pregnancy test and was in fact not pregnant. I got the paragard while I was there. Most painful thing I've ever had. I started bleeding right away and now the bleeding is super light. But I'm having severe cramping and have since I got it put in. How long does the severe cramping last? Its miserable and is worse when I sit. Laying down, I hardly feel them. And when I stand. For some reason when I sit, they feel worse. I have school tomorrow and it will be tortue having to sit for 4 straight hours with this cramping. Tylenol and mortin do not help eitber.
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603463 tn?1220626855
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Hi!
The GOOD news about the IUD is that it should
last you until 2018 if all goes well. The insertion can be unpleasant, unfortunately.  If you were my patient, I would advise you to try Aleve and if that doesn't work, you may wish to call your provider because, he/she may be able to give you a mild narcotic pain reliever to get you through the first few days until the cramping is more bareable.
Good luck!
Dr B
ALSO--if the pain continues beyond a few days, you may want to request an ultrasound to be certain that the IUD is located properly in the uterus
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