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An IUD can be inserted at any time during a woman's cycle if the clinician can be reasonably certain that the woman is not pregnant. It may be easier to insert during a period, but that isn't strictly necessary. It may be inserted at the time of a first trimester abortion, but there's a higher risk of expulsion if inserted after a later pregnancy ends, so it's typically 4-6 weeks until insertion after a delivery.

Limitations based on age or the number of children are no longer the standard of care. See ACOG guidelines for the latest information on choosing an appropriate IUD candidate.

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Where is an IUD inserted?

An IUD insertion is an in-office procedure. The IUD is inserted into the uterus.


Can you get the IUD inserted if you're pregnant?

No, you can't have the IUD inserted if you're pregnant.


Can you get your tubes tied with an IUD inserted?

You can get your tubes tied with an IUD inserted. It's a good way to ensure continued protection.


Can a IUD be insurted right after giving birth?

No, an IUD can't be inserted right after birth, but can be inserted around the 6 week postpartum exam.


What if you have the IUD inserted while you're pregnant?

If you have the IUD inserted when you're pregnant, you'll have to have it removed as soon as possible. At that point, you can continue or terminate the pregnancy.


How soon can you get your IUD out?

You can have the IUD removed at any time, even within hours of having it inserted.


How safe is a Paragard IUD normally?

The ParaGard IUD is one of the safest IUDs to use. It is made of copper, is hormone free, can stay inserted for a long time and can be inserted and removed by your gynecologist.


How soon can the IUD be removed?

If you like, the IUD can be removed the minute after it's inserted. It would be a little silly, but it can be done.


How is IUD used correctly?

There are no special techniques or considerations for correct IUD use. You have it inserted, and there's nothing else to do.


Is the copper IUD inserted in an operation theater?

No, IUD insertion is an in-office procedure and does not require a special operating room.


Can the IUD cause infection?

The IUD is sterile, is inserted into the uterus using sterile technique, and can't cause infection.


How do you find out what year your IUD expires?

You may have been given a card at the time the IUD was inserted that tells when to have it removed. You may also call the health care provider who inserted it to get information from your chart.


Do you need to be actively menstruating in order to have an IUD inserted?

I know you have to have to be menstruating for the docte or to insert the IUD...so they can make sure your not pregnant.


When taking the IUD out how long until you can put one back in?

You can have a new IUD inserted at the same time the old one is removed.


Can you get another IUD after five years?

Yes, you can have another IUD inserted on the same day the old one is removed. This is a common practice.


Can you have a miscarriage when a IUD is implanted?

IUDs aren't inserted in women who are pregnant.


Which is the most appropriate time to have the IUD inserted?

The IUD can be inserted at any time the provider can be sure the patient isn't pregnant. There is no advantage, per studies, in inserting it during the period in terms of discomfort or ease of insertion.


Can you get Mirena inserted when you don't have your period?

You can get the IUD inserted anytime the health care provider can be reasonably sure you're not pregnant.


Is use of an IUD associated with pelvic inflammatory disease?

IUD usage is strongly associated with the development of PID. Bacteria may be introduced to the uterus while the IUD is being inserted or may travel up the tail of the IUD from the cervix into the uterus.


What can happen if you got pregnant on the IUD but the IUD was in the cervix not the uterus?

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.


Is surgery advised if the IUD is embedded?

Hysteroscopy is usually the safest way to remove an embedded IUD. Rather than surgery, a scope is inserted into the uterus, and the doctor removes the IUD during an outpatient procedure.


Can an IUD puncture you?

The risk of puncture (perforation) is very small but does happen occasionally. Having the IUD inserted and removed by a skilled practitioner reduces the risk. You should never attempt to remove an IUD by yourself.


When can you remove the IUD?

Normally it is inserted during or just after menstruation, but it can be taken out any time.


Can you get pregnant after having an IUD for 2 years then removed?

Yes. It is very well expected to have your protection terminated after you get the IUD removed. You can get the pregnancy in due course of time. IUD inserted by the qualified person are very safe method of contraception.


What is an interuterine device?

It is a birth control device that is inserted into the uterus by a doctor. It is also known as an IUD.