Patient: I have had pretty severe constipation for about 4-5 months. I have been long been looking for reasons in diet, psychological etc. I have tried everything and even wound up in the hospital. I never before considered my copper IUD. Can this cause constipation?EDIT:Only taken laxatives when extremely needed, same with enema.Tried fiber supplements as well as probiotics.I eat well and exercise daily.
Doctor: Thanks for your question.Copper -T can’t cause constipation. I understand there could be other causes for constipati on which need to be investigated like Serum Calcium( increase in it can cause this problem) and Thyroid profile as Hypothyroidism (less of thyroxine hormone) can cause constipation. And, of course, ensure adequate intake of fluids.Hope this helps.