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Intrauterine Device Medication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I'm considering of having a Intrauterine device, but I'm not really aware of it and how it works. Can somebody give me more infromation on it?
Two types: There are two types of IUDs that are available. One type is copper which is slowly released into the uterus and this stops the sperm from reaching the egg and prevents fertilization. The other type uses the hormone progestin. In this type the hormone causes the mucous to become thicker and prevents the sperm from reaching the egg in this way. This type also makes implantation more difficult. ...Read more
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Is it the right time to install intrauterine device (iud) after period, if had unsafe sex in period?
How do you measure the endometrial thickness with intrauterine device in patient with pv bleeding. What is the range?
After getting an intrauterine device, I started to feel full even if i eat a little food, and i have indigestion every time i eat.
I got an intrauterine device installed in april and my periods are very crampy how long will this last ?
May not get better: Depending on what type of iud you got, cramps may or may not get better. Mirena (levonorgestrel) often helps with crampy/heavy periods, but paraguard may make cramping worse. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better or worsen, follow-up with your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the side effects of the Intrauterine device? And is it a solution for heavy periods and not controlled?
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