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Intrauterine Device (Overview)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus by to prevent pregnancy.


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Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Yes--preventing preg: The primary purpose of an iud is to prevent pregnancy and if it is something you desire and having no medical illness (i.E uterine anomaly, active infections etc..) prevent you from getting it, you can have it. There are several types available. Consult doc to see what is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Intrauterine Device (Overview)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus by to prevent pregnancy.


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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 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 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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Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Yes--preventing preg: The primary purpose of an iud is to prevent pregnancy and if it is something you desire and having no medical illness (i.E uterine anomaly, active infections etc..) prevent you from getting it, you can have it. There are several types available. Consult doc to see what is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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Does anyone have any experiences with the IUD (intrauterine device) as a virgin?

Not a good idea: Virgin can not remain virgin also will find it very very uncomfortable during insertion not advisable. ...Read more

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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 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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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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