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What are the side effect of iui?

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Dr. Helayne Merkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Paragard or Mirena (levonorgestrel): With paragard, period may have same or heavier flow and same or heavier cramping than before insertion. With mirena, (levonorgestrel) Progesterone is released into uterus and the effect is only in uterus not throughout the body, there is usually less days and amount of flow and sometimes the period stops, with that comes less cramping.You still ovulate each month with either iud and mid-cycle pain may be be there.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
Minimal: The side effects of IUI should be minimal in experienced hands. There is a minute incidence of a potential intrauterine infection. More commonly there may be some slight spotting and potentially some cramping with the intrauterine insemination procedure.

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