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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

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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more


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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

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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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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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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I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

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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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?

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 sex ok when you have an intrauterine device (iud) coming out through the cervix?

IUD: With iud's, a wire or string is attached and does hang out the cervix. Sex is fine in that case. If the iud itself is coming out of your cervix, you need to see your gynecologist for an exam before having sex. ...Read more

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Will an intrauterine device stop an std?

No: An intrauterine device prevents pregnancy. It does not prevent infection with a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can women get infertility from an intrauterine device before conceiving her first child?

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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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Is it the right time to install intrauterine device (iud) after period, if had unsafe sex in period?

Ok: If you get your period the chance of being pregnant is slim. It is why the iud is inserted the last day of period and why birth control pills are started during period. ...Read more

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How do you measure the endometrial thickness with intrauterine device in patient with pv bleeding. What is the range?

<5 mm = good : In general after menopause an endometrial thickness < 5 mm is unlikely to indicate cancer. > 25 mm is very concerning. In between is indeterminate and a biopsy would be the next steps. ...Read more

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

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

Yes often not always: Many times bleeding gets heavy after iud though not always iud causes at times irritation in endometrium increasing blood flow and more blood loss. ...Read more

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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

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What are the side effects of the Intrauterine device? And is it a solution for heavy periods and not controlled?

What are the side effects of the Intrauterine device? And is it a solution for heavy periods and not controlled?

If you use : Mirena (levonorgestrel) it secrete progesterone and after your body gets used to it the heavy bleeding should stop altogether . It might take a few months though. Cramping at first can be a side effect as well as irregular bleeding ...Read more