Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

Can the IUD fall out?

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05/12/2008

Yes it can. In fact mine did.

Between 2 and 10% of IUDs fall out (usually in the first year of use).

The risk of expulsion is increased if:

an IUD was inserted right after delivery

an IUD has fallen out previously

you have never been pregnant