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How long do surgery take to take out a IUD & how long do it take to heal up from it?
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Not long
Removing an iud is usually done in the office, and is a relatively quick procedure; only a very small number of iuds actually require a surgical procedure to remove them. Usually Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) is enough to treat cramping afterward, and you can return to work the same day.
If you have a new iud inserted when the old one is removed, you can expect a bit more cramping afterward.

In brief: Not long
Removing an iud is usually done in the office, and is a relatively quick procedure; only a very small number of iuds actually require a surgical procedure to remove them. Usually Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) is enough to treat cramping afterward, and you can return to work the same day.
If you have a new iud inserted when the old one is removed, you can expect a bit more cramping afterward.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Often quick
Usually a quick procedure and can be done with minimal sedation.
Some cramps afterward, but not too bad.

In brief: Often quick
Usually a quick procedure and can be done with minimal sedation.
Some cramps afterward, but not too bad.
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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