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

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN
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In brief: Certainly

Intra uterine device can leave permanent scars and infertility.

In brief: Certainly

Intra uterine device can leave permanent scars and infertility.
Dr. Richard Levin
Dr. Richard Levin
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Only if infection

An iud is unlikely to cause fertility issues unless you had an infection like pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) or pelvic actinomycosis, a bacterial infection.
Actinomycosis affects up to 10% of iud users but does not always cause problems. If you are not conceiving easily see a reproductive endocrinology / infertility (rei) md for testing - you can try up to a year if under 35, 6 months if 35-39.

In brief: Only if infection

An iud is unlikely to cause fertility issues unless you had an infection like pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) or pelvic actinomycosis, a bacterial infection.
Actinomycosis affects up to 10% of iud users but does not always cause problems. If you are not conceiving easily see a reproductive endocrinology / infertility (rei) md for testing - you can try up to a year if under 35, 6 months if 35-39.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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