Can I get an IUD with genital herpes? I read that they usual


Can I get an IUD with genital herpes? I read that they usually discourage females with std's in general from getting one cuz it can lead to pelvic inflammation ... I'll have a chat with my doctor soon but I'm wondering if anyone here knows about that ? Or can tell me about any other birth control that doesn't interact with valtrex?

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Nov 22

I thought I should put an update on this. I had my iud changed in January. I’m March o had a recheck on it. I had been experiencing spotting every week for days and also weekly breakouts. She wanted to try a month of estrogen. Didn’t work. In September we finally did an ultrasound to check placement. It said it was placed low. We chose to remove and replace. That was a horrible experience. She actually placed the iud then pushed it up even farther. Ouch. The bleeding has somewhat subsided. It’s not as bad as it was before but I also haven’t had a breakout since. I’m believing it’s connected personally.
So bare in mind that wrong placement or very rejecting it could cause more frequent breakouts.

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Nov 22

@justme313 Stress for me too.

CKBlossom's picture
Nov 24

@justme313 I can only imagine the fear and stress didn't help. Good for you for speaking up and not taking no for an answer! Being an advocate for yourself in the health arena takes a lot of courage.


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