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Is it dangerous or risky to have surgery to get a IUD out?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
All surgical procedures carry risks.
However, iud removal is usually a simple office procedure. There are instruments designed to be used in the clinic to extract an iud when the string is not visible - usually simple and safe. Sometimes hysteroscopy is required to see inside the uterus to locate and remove the iud - this is still a minor procedure but with some risks.

In brief: Possibly
All surgical procedures carry risks.
However, iud removal is usually a simple office procedure. There are instruments designed to be used in the clinic to extract an iud when the string is not visible - usually simple and safe. Sometimes hysteroscopy is required to see inside the uterus to locate and remove the iud - this is still a minor procedure but with some risks.
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