Can a copper IUD affect endometriosis?

Asked 3 years ago

Can a copper IUD cause inflammation and thereby worsen endometriosis?

Nancy Amon

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A copper IUD "ParaGuard" doesn't have any hormonal effects and shouldn't impact endometriosis in any way. It does, however, cause inflammation that destroys the sperm cells and the ovum. The Skyla and Mirena is a hormonal IUD, and these will release progesterone. Speak to your OBGYN, and they will be able to advise on alternatives.

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