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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

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


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How should I check the IUD string in me?

How should I check the IUD string in me?

Feel the strings: Checking the strings of your iud is a quick, easy way to check to see if your iud is still present in the uterus. You should feel strings (only 3-4 cm long) coming from the cervix. Do not pull the strings as this could cause inadvertent removal of the iud. See you doctor if you cannot feel the strings. ...Read more

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I feel two string from the IUD is this normal before i only feel one now is two...So worry?

There are 2: There have always been 2 strings. Maybe before you only felt one, but regardless, nothing is wrong. ...Read more

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Why the IUD string they move from side to side and some time they are 2 or the stick togther?

Why the IUD string they move from side to side and some time they are 2 or the stick togther?

Normal: This is perfectly normal. Sometimes the string will stick together if there is some cervical mucous holding them together. Other times the secretions will be looser and the strings will pull apart. It's absolutely normal. ...Read more

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Hi, i checked my IUD 2day and towards my lefti felt a hard long thing lyk a stick and the ryt i felt a string. Is this normal?

No: I would contact your doctor immediately for an exam. It sounds like your iud may be partially in the vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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How often should I check for the IUD string in my vagina?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Rarely: I do not instruct patients to check for the string on a routine basis. Expulsion of the IUD is rare. If in doubt or you need reassurance then check. ...Read more