Yes - unless you have a particularily long lasting one they recommend to be changed within 5yrs. They "can" last up to 10yrs.
Check with your doctor.
The copper IUD does not stop working after 10 years. The levonorgestrel IUDs have shorter lifetimes.
Yes, the copper IUD can stop working after 5 years if it is one of the brands that only lasts for 5 years. If you're unsure which type of IUD you've got (e.g. whether or not it is the 5 year copper IUD) you may want to consider getting a new IUD, next time maybe consider a 10 year IUD.
You should change your Mirena for another method or another Mirena IUD after five years.
An ultrasound can confirm placement of an IUD.
Yes, It loses it's potency which can possibly end up in pregnancy. You can become pregnant on the IUD, though not common, it can happen especially around the time you have to have it removed. Google "Can you get pregnant with an IUD?"
if it has punctured the uterus wall, or if it has slipped out without you knowing.
A Mirena IUD really should be replaced when the doctor or GP indicates that it is beyond the safe lifespan. The alternative is that it stops working and therefore pregnancy can occur.
If the IUD was in the cervix, it couldn't work properly. If you're pregnant, the IUD must be removed, regardless of whether you want to continue the pregnancy. Then you can choose to continue or terminate the pregnancy. If you choose to terminate, you can have another IUD inserted after the abortion.
i have an iud for over 30 years i had an ultisound and they found it the string was not there
Mirena is effective for five years, ParaGard (copper IUD) effective for ten years, and Skyla is effective for three years.
If you leave your hormonal IUD in longer than five years, you could be at risk of pregnancy. Otherwise, there is no special risk from leaving your IUD in longer.
There are no health consequences to leaving the IUD in longer than five years, but a hormonal IUD may not be effective past its useful life span.
Missing a period once in five years is normal with or without the IUD.
The only danger of an expired IUD is pregnancy.
The Mirena IUD lasts five years, Paragard lasts 12, and Skyla lasts three years.
An IUD can be left in for years without causing problems. A hormonal IUD will lose effectiveness, though.
No. If the IUD is not expelled by chance, it will continue to give you protection by three years. I have seen the ladies, who have inserted the IUD and then forgotten about the same. This may be detected, may be after five years, when you ask a leading question to her.
If you keep the IUD in longer than five years, you may get pregnant.
There are no health risks from keeping an IUD in after its useful life, although a hormonal IUD may become less effective.
If you leave the copper IUD in too long, there are no potential health problems. There is no pressing need to remove it. Some say the copper IUD is effective up to 12 years.
"How long"? The average IUD is a T shaped device about the size of a quarter. They can be left in for about 5 years.
The Mirena IUD lasts 5-7 years, and the Paragard 10-12 years, but it can be removed at any point.
Mirena should not be relied on for pregnancy protection after five years. When the calendar reaches five years, you should consider another Mirena, or a different method.
For 9yrs, copper IUD has protected me against pregnancy. I had sharp pain for the first few days after insertion, then after it got better. I had heavy periods accompanied with cramps. But it was highly effective as a contraceptive, though I did develop endometriosis and had it operated through laproscopy.
Your new birth control method starts working whether or not you have the IUD in place. For instructions specific to the method you started, contact your health care provider.