intrauterine device

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

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Dr. Miguel A. Cano answered:

How safe is an intrauterine device?

Very safe

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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.
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Dr. Foster P. Carr answered:

Will an intrauterine device stop an STD?

No

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An intrauterine device prevents pregnancy. It does not prevent infection with a sexually transmitted disease.
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar answered:

Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Yes not too much

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Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain Pain lasts few minutes only
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar answered:

For intrauterine device, does nurse insert it or doctor?

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doctor inserts IUD
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What should I consider before getting an intrauterine device?

When to get preg

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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.
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What is the definition or description of: Intrauterine device?

Contraceptive

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A small object that is inserted into your uterus by to prevent pregnancy
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

Can women get an intrauterine device before having first child?

Yes--preventing preg

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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
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Is the mirena intrauterine device not recommended for certain women?

Mirena IUD risks

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Mirena is generally not recommended for women who are at high risk for STDs, have an allergy to any of it's components, or have an abnormal shape to the uterine cavity. It is also generally not recommended for women who have not had a child.
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What is the definition or description of: Intrauterine device insertion?

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Inserting an IUD into the uterine cavity as a method of birth control. Requires a pelvic exam and done by a gynecologist.
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar answered:

Would anyone ever have really heavy periods if they use an intrauterine device?

Yes often not always

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many times bleeding gets heavy after IUD though not always IUD causes at times irritation in endometrium increasing blood flow and more blood loss
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