November 19th, 2018 2:47 PM

IUD Placement

An IUD prevents pregnancy by interfering with the movement of the sperm inside the uterus and the progestin prevents some women from ovulating (releasing an egg) at all, thus preventing the possibility of pregnancy. An IUD is a good option for women who want to avoid systemic hormonal methods of birth control, and do not desire a pregnancy in the near future.

What To Expect

A speculum will be placed in the vagina as with a Pap smear. The cervix will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution before the device is inserted. Cramps, dizziness, and/or some bleeding may occur and are common side effects.

PostProcedure

Some cramping and bleeding can be expected. Ibuprofen can be taken to help with any discomfort.

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