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What side effects can a copper IUD cause?

For the first few months after you have a copper IUD inserted you may feel some menstrual pain, crampiness, and spotting (the presence of menstrual blood between periods). You might also notice some vaginal discharge. These problems usually fade within a few months and are less likely to occur with a hormonal IUD.

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