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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Miguel Cano
846 doctors shared insights

Intrauterine Device (Overview)

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


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What is intrauterine insemination or iui?

What is intrauterine insemination or iui?

Sperm is inserted: Iui is a method to help someone achieve pregnancy. There are various indications for iui, such as mild sperm abnormalities and unexplained infertility. The semen sample is specially processed in a laboratory, after which the sperm is drawn up into a thin, flexible catheter. The catheter is inserted through the cervix, into the uterus, and sperm is deposited. ...Read more

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Any reviews for contraceptive marina or skyla devices?

Any reviews for contraceptive  marina or skyla devices?

Great options: The intrauterine device is a small t shape item placed inside the uterus. There are 3 approved iuds in the us. Mirena (levonorgestrel) can last up to 5 years and contains a small amount of Progesterone giving you the benefit of light or no periods. Skyla is a smaller 3 yr version of mirena (levonorgestrel). Paragard lasts 10 years and is hormone free. All are safe, highly effective, well tolerated & popular options. ...Read more

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How safe are intrauterine devices now?

How safe are intrauterine devices now?

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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What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Can aed machines have tracking devices?

Can aed machines have tracking devices?

AED : AED devices have algorhythms in the ir programming to analyze heart activity. I am not aware of any tracking function for the device itself. ...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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Can you tell me of an implantable electrical bone healing device?

Can you tell me of an implantable electrical bone healing device?

Yes: Electrical stimulation has been shown to aid in bone healing and as such is used to assist in fractures that are having trouble healing. They are also used in the some cases of spinal fusions, and in that group there are implantable types avsilable. They are implanted in the back in patients undergoing spinal fusions that are at increased risk of nonunions, ...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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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more

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For the experts - might the mirena (levonorgestrel) device help endometriosis?

For the experts - might the mirena (levonorgestrel) device help endometriosis?

Most likely: This iud produces a small amount of Progesterone that has been impregnated into the unit. The Progesterone will treat the endometriosis if the dose is high enough. Also the Progesterone may inhibit ovulation which also will stop the growth of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Which technological device can prevent cancer?

Which technological device can prevent cancer?

None: There are no technical/technological devices that can prevent cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is another levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system besides mirena?

What is another levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system besides mirena?

Other IUDs: There was an iud called progestasert that contained progestin hormone, but now the only ones other than Mirena (levonorgestrel) come from other countries. ...Read more

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Whats a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

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Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator usually efficient?

Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator usually efficient?

Yes: Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (icds) are the most effective treatment in terminating dangerous arrhythmias. Icds are not 100% effective, but are significantly better than medication alone. ...Read more

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