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What Happens If I Get Pregnant While I Still Have The Progesterone Iud In Place
Depends on LMP: We usually recommend removal. While removal might cause you to lose the pregnancy, leaving the IUD increases the risk for severe intrauterine infection. As well, the progesterone, like depo-provera or norplant, (levonorgestrel) might increase the risk of a tubal pregnancy, therefore an ultrasound to determine where the pregnancy resides is as important as removal of the iud. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Feel for the strings: Strings are attached to your iud. Reach into your vagina until you feel something hard like the end of your nose.This is the cervix or birth canal. You should be able to feel the strings (2) as you move your finger around the cervix like a clock . If you can't feel the strings (they may curl into the cervix), ask your doctor to find it by ultrasound. Strings = proper placement. ...Read more
IUd: The procedure is done in the office and is similar to the exam for a pap smear. Speculum is inserted in the vagina and local anesthetic may be injected, not needed most of the time. We usually stabilize the cervix with an instrument called tenaculum, then the cavity is sounded. Since this is done while you are on your period the cervix is somewhat dilated the iud insertion probe is introduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very safe option : The Progesterone IUD is a safe effective birth control method. The main risk is that it falls out (1/1760). Failures are very rare but if pregnancy occurs the risk of an ectopic pregnancy (being pregnant in the fallopian tubes) is 25%. There is a very small risk of injury when it is being inserted. ...Read more
Yes: No: pregnant, breastfeeding, current uterine/cervical infection, liver disease, allergy to iud, current breast ca, some women with uterine anomalies (abnormally shaped uterus). Yes: adult women, teenagers, women who've not yet given birth, women with history of ectopic pregnancy, or history of pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted disease. Even some postmenopausal women. ...Read more
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