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Intrauterine device

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Shouldn't be: Most iuds are placed without local anesthesia, but a local block can be used if you are concerned with pain. Most women feel cramping and this respond... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la... Read More
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 15 years experience
When to get preg: Main thing i want my patients to consider is when (or if) they want to get pregnant. If you want to conceive in about a year or less, don't get an iud... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Contraceptive: A small object that is inserted into your uterus by to prevent pregnancy.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See below: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm. The cdc and fda provide excellent, nonbiased advice on many health issue... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Two types: There are two types of IUDs that are available. One type is copper which is slowly released into the uterus and this stops the sperm from reaching the... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
IUD: An intrauterine device is a form of contraception that is shaped like a t. It is placed in the uterine cavity to prevent pregnancy. It may contain c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes.: That is where iuds come out. It prevents pregancy, but does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 15 years experience
Breast cancer: Only absolute contraindication is a history of breast cancer.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wrong place to ask: This is the HT public information site where docs, primarily in the USA answer questions about health conditions. You are welcome to post general heal... Read More
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