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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 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 responds well to advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). It's a good idea to take these prior to the insertion. You should feel fine within a couple of hours post insertion. Let your doc know if pain persists or worsens.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 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 labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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