FAQ's

 

1. Can an IUD (intra-uterine device) move into other parts of the body such as the brain or the heart?

2. Is an IUD still a contraceptive device even after it has been removed from the woman's body?

3. Can a woman who has never conceived a baby use an IUD?

4. Can a woman who has just delivered a baby use an IUD?

5. Can a woman who has just miscarried or had an abortion use an IUD?

6. Does an IUD have to be inserted only during the menstrual period?

7. Do antibiotics have to be prescribed before implanting an IUD in order to avoid infections?

8. Is there an ideal age group to use an IUD?

9. Can an IUD be implanted on the same day as the woman has been informed about its use?

10. Should an IUD be inserted in a diabetic woman?

11. After removing an IUD or an IUD expiration date, does the woman have to wait to have an IUD inserted again?

12. When does an IUD need to be replaced?

13. Can the threads of an IUD cause your partner any kind of discomfort during sexual intercourse?

14. Is an IUD abortive?

15. Can a woman who has miscarried once or more times use an IUD?

16. Is it an IUD less effective when the patient is taking corticosteroid?

17. Can a woman who has had an ectopic pregnancy use an IUD?


1. Can an IUD (intra-uterine device) move into other parts of the body such as the brain or the heart?

No, the IUD is inserted in the uterine cavity.

2. Is an IUD still a contraceptive device even after it has been removed from the woman's body?

No, a woman can get pregnant as soon as it has been removed from the uterus.

3. Can a woman who has never conceived a baby use an IUD?

Yes, she can. The gynecologist has to be consulted to indicate the method.

4. Can a woman who has just delivered a baby use an IUD?

Yes, she can. An IUD can be inserted in a woman who has delivered vaginally or by a caesarean section.

5. Can a woman who has just miscarried or had an abortion use an IUD?

Yes. An IUD can be inserted right after a miscarriage or an abortion, providing that the woman has not contracted a pelvic infection.

6. Does an IUD have to be inserted only during the menstrual period?

No, it can be inserted at any time, not necessarily during the menstrual period, provided that the woman is absolutely sure that she is not pregnant. Some doctors prefer to insert an IUD during the menstrual period, as the cervix is larger at this time of the month.

7. Do antibiotics have to be prescribed before implanting an IUD in order to avoid infections?

Not necessarily. When the insertion is done by an experient doctor and the patient is well evaluated, there is minimum risk concerning infection.

8. Is there an ideal age group to use an IUD?

What really matters is not the age of the patient but the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease and if the woman has been well informed about the IUD. An IUD must be removed after the menopause - at least one year after her last menstrual period.

9. Can an IUD be implanted on the same day as the woman has been informed about its use?

Yes. Provided the woman is not pregnant and has no vaginal infections, it is perfectly possible of having an IUD inserted on the same day.

10. Should an IUD be inserted in a diabetic woman?

Yes. This is a safe contraceptive method for diabetic women.

11. After removing an IUD or an IUD expiration date, does the woman have to wait to have an IUD inserted again?

No. There is no need to wait. The woman can save time by changing an old IUD for a new one.

12. When does an IUD need to be replaced?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved non-stop use of IUD TCu 380A for many years. The gynecologist must advise you whe best moment for changing the old IUD for a new one or removing the IUD.

13. Can the threads of an IUD cause your partner any kind of discomfort during sexual intercourse?

Not usually. If the threads are located 2 centimeters below the cervix orifice in the (ostium) vaginal cavity, they do not cause any discomfort during sexual intercourse.

14. Is an IUD abortive?

The studies show that a copper IUD blocks the spermatozoa way to the female reproductive organ, diminishing the possibility for fertilization of the egg, making the fecundity impossible.

Therefore, the current scientific evidences show that IUDs are neither micro nor macro abortive, as they simply keep the egg away from the sperms.

15. Can a woman who has miscarried once or more times use an IUD?

Yes. According to the World Organization of Health, a history of one or more miscarriages does not place restrictions on the use of an IUD.

16. Is it an IUD less effective when the patient is taking corticosteroid?

No. The latest IUDs show the same effectiveness in women who use drugs including corticosteroids. Yet, it is important to say that women who are taking corticosteroids for long periods are more susceptible to infectious diseases. So it is of great importance to give more information about prevention of diseases.

17. Can a woman who has had an ectopic pregnancy use an IUD?

Yes. According to medical criteria of eligibility of the World Organization of Health, a history of ectopic pregnancy falls in the category of IUD users, i.e. the method can be used without restriction.

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