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Can an IUD cause sepsis?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Extremely rarely.
An IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very effective method of contraception.
Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. It is very rare for an IUD to cause sepsis (a uterine infection that spreads into the blood and throughout the body).

In brief: Extremely rarely.
An IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very effective method of contraception.
Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. It is very rare for an IUD to cause sepsis (a uterine infection that spreads into the blood and throughout the body).
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes...
But rarely do they cause infection unless they become dislodged and perforate the uterus.
They can serve as a focus of ongoing infection if the uterus becomes infected - but simply removing the iud usually resolves this without a problem.

In brief: Yes...
But rarely do they cause infection unless they become dislodged and perforate the uterus.
They can serve as a focus of ongoing infection if the uterus becomes infected - but simply removing the iud usually resolves this without a problem.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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