How is the copper IUD typically inserted?

Office visit. The IUD is placed in a small plastic tube. The lip of the birth canal(cervix) is held steady with an instrument, and the plastic tube is inserted through the canal into the uterus.The IUD is then gently pushed out of the tube; the tube is removed and the strings on the IUD are shortened. Depending on age, and number of children, a local anesthetic to the cervix may be used.

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I have copper IUD Load 375 inserted in Europe. This model fits me well. Now I live in USA. Can I order this same iud from europe and have it put in USA?

Copper IUD. The load 375 copper IUD is not available in the United States. The Paraguard IUD would be the device that most closely approximates the 375 copper load IUD in the USA. Read more...
NO. No but ask your gynecologist for a FDA approved IUD They work just as well! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

Dear doctor is there an alternative to copper IUD my wife seemed to be turned off when she had it inserted some years back. Please advise?

There are many. Alternatives but there is nothing about the iud itself, unless it is causing pain, that should decrease libido or ability to orgasm. Having children, stress, fatigue, certain medications...There are many options for loss of libido but changing contraception, if she is not having a problem, will not really help. Good luck. Read more...

I have had my period twice since I got my copper IUD inserted first period was heavy 8days 2nd was heavy but 2 weeks what should I do is this normal?

Talk to your. Gyn about options for regulating the bleeding, possibly removing this nous and using the mirena (levonorgestrel) Read more...
Normal. With a Copper IUD, your period will become more crampy and definitely 30% heavier. It will gradually slow down and become more normal in a few months. Please give it 3 months at least. If the periods are getting heavier then see a doctor to check that the IUD is in the right location. You can also use Ibuprofen 800mg, 3 times a day for 5 days with food. If it does not help, See a doctor. Read more...

I've had 4 children youngest 10 months old I had a copper IUD inserted the dr told me that my cervix was little open and it could come out I'm worried?

It Happens. The shape of the device makes easy loss through a mildly open cervix unlikely. However, rates of 2-10 % loss over several years is possible for anyone. A simple periodic self exam can let you verify it remains in place by feeling the trailing strings of the device. Read more...