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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
40M people helped
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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
50 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: intrauterine device?

Dr. Steven Weissberg
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
50 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: intrauterine device?

Contraceptive: A small object that is inserted into your uterus by to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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How safe is an intrauterine device?

Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Board Certified, Gynecology
21 years in practice
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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Board Certified, Gynecology
21 years in practice
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Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
40M people helped

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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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Board Certified, Gynecology
21 years in practice
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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Board Certified, Gynecology
21 years in practice
1M people helped

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

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
Board Certified, Gynecology
9 years in practice
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What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

Dr. Justin Diedrich
Board Certified, Gynecology
9 years in practice
809K people helped
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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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Board Certified, Gynecology
21 years in practice
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Does anyone have any experiences with the IUD (intrauterine device) as a virgin?

Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Board Certified, Gynecology
21 years in practice
1M people helped

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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Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
11M people helped
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How safe is an intrauterine device?

Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
11M people helped

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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Dr. Christopher Powers
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
18 years in practice
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I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

Dr. Christopher Powers
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
18 years in practice
330K people helped

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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