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How fast does it take the IUD to work?

How fast does it take the IUD to work?

Depends: Copper iud, paraguard, works right after incertion, whereas Mirena (levonorgestrel) may take a full cycle to become effective, so if you had Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted, you will need to use alternative contraception for the first month. ...Read more

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I was on the IUD for 7 weeks, had it removed, went on the nuvaring right away, and then chose to take it out after a week. How fast can I ovulate?

I was on the IUD for 7 weeks, had it removed, went on the nuvaring right away, and then chose to take it out after a week. How fast can I ovulate?

Variable time: Ovulation may already have occurred, or occur in 1-14 days. Ovulation may also vary up to 6 weeks. With the inadequate duration of use of contraception pregnancy is a significant risk. ...Read more

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Blood work, pap all done nothing has came up.? Irregular heavy periods dr wants to put in an iud? Any other options? Can't take bc pills.Hbp.

Blood work, pap all done nothing has came up.? Irregular heavy periods dr wants to put in an iud? Any other options? Can't take bc pills.Hbp.

Bleeding irregularly: Depending on your desire for future fertility, an excellent option would be a uterine ablation if you are finished with having children. It is safe, quick, and with little to no downtime. ...Read more

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How does IUD work?

How does IUD work?

Stops Fertilization: Both the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard iuds keep sperm from fertilizing an egg. Paragard--a copper iud releases copper into the uterus; copper works as a spermicide. Mirena (levonorgestrel) thickens cervical mucous so sperm cannot enter; Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also block ovulation. Both iuds may create uterine inflammation which makes it harder for the egg to implant even if it did get fertilized. ...Read more

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Can i take out IUD myself?

Can i take out IUD myself?

Not recommended: Removing an IUD yourself isn't recommended. It would be difficult and could cause injury or infection. In the doctor's office, the doc can see well and uses sterile instruments to remove it. It is usually a very quick procedure if the string can be seen. It is more difficult if the string isn't visible. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What happens if i don't take out my IUD after 5yrs?

What happens if i don't take out my IUD after 5yrs?

Pregnancy: If you have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, it will only provide contraception for 5 years. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not provide birth control beyond that time, and you risk becoming pregnant. You should use an additional form of birth control in the meantime and see your doctor to have your iud removed. ...Read more

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How much for take IUD out without health insurance ?

How much for take IUD out without health insurance ?

Planned parenthood: The cost shoukd be minimal at planned parenthood. ...Read more

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Can I have my IUD taken out after a year can take it out

You : You can have your iud removed whenever you want it to be removed. You do not have to wait a specified time. ...Read more