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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes not too much

Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only.

In brief: Yes not too much

Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only.
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shouldn't be

Most iuds are placed without local anesthesia, but a local block can be used if you are concerned with pain.
Most women feel cramping and this responds well to advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). It's a good idea to take these prior to the insertion. You should feel fine within a couple of hours post insertion. Let your doc know if pain persists or worsens.

In brief: Shouldn't be

Most iuds are placed without local anesthesia, but a local block can be used if you are concerned with pain.
Most women feel cramping and this responds well to advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). It's a good idea to take these prior to the insertion. You should feel fine within a couple of hours post insertion. Let your doc know if pain persists or worsens.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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