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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

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. If you want to put off pregnancy for longer than a year, it's worth it. Get a long acting method like an iud. ...Read more

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I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

See below: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm. The cdc and fda provide excellent, nonbiased advice on many health issues, including the iud (an excellent form of contraception). ...Read more

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Is it painful to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device?

Is it painful to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device?

Minimal: I usually tell my patients to expect what feels like a labor pain which resolves quickly. I also tell them to take 4 advil (ibuprofen) an hour or so before the appointment if they have no contraindications to the medication. ...Read more

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How safe is an intrauterine device?

How safe is an  intrauterine device?

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) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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Is sex ok when you have an intrauterine device (iud) coming out through the cervix?

IUD: With iud's, a wire or string is attached and does hang out the cervix. Sex is fine in that case. If the iud itself is coming out of your cervix, you need to see your gynecologist for an exam before having sex. ...Read more

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Can women get infertility from an intrauterine device before conceiving her first child?

Can women get infertility from an intrauterine device before conceiving her first child?

Very unlikely: Iud does not cause infertiliy. However, infection involving the fallopian tubes with or without the iud in place may cause infertiity. It is also important to remember that iud does not prevent stds. ...Read more

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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more