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Do you need protection with an IUD?

Do you need protection with an IUD?

Your IUD will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections. You need to use condoms for that. “We always advise condom use for women who are using IUDs, especially if they have more than one sexual partner or their partner has more than one sexual partner,” Dweck said.

What is the most serious potential complication of IUD placement?

One of the most serious complications that can arise because of an IUD is infection. IUD infections are generally a result of the insertion process. The risk of infection is very minimal, and if an infection occurs, it can be treated without removing the IUD.

How can you tell if your body is rejecting an IUD?

However, if your IUD becomes displaced, the signs and symptoms will typically include:

  • not being able to feel the IUD strings with your fingers.
  • feeling the plastic of the IUD.
  • your partner being able to feel your IUD during sex.
  • bleeding in between periods.
  • heavy vaginal bleeding.

Will I lose weight if I remove my IUD?

To sum up, you could notice you lose a few pounds right away after your IUD is removed. Yet it’s also not unheard of to gain more weight, or have difficulty losing the weight you gained while the IUD was in place.

Is the IUD a safe method of contraception?

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a safe and highly effective means of contraception. Three intrauterine devices are available in the United States, the copper T 380A (Paragard) and two levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs (LNG-IUDs), one that releases 20 mcg of levonorgestrel per 24 hours…

What kind of materials are used in IUDs?

Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD) may be made from nonmetallic materials (e.g., plastic) or a combination of nonmetallic and metallic materials. Copper is typically the metal used in an IUD, ho

Is it safe to use the copper IUD?

The copper IUD has been around for decades, and millions of people have used it safely, though there are some possible risks, like with any medical device. You can always call a nurse or doctor, like the ones at your local Planned Parenthood health center, if you have any concerns.

Are there any side effects of hormonal IUDs?

Hormonal IUDs (like Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, and Skyla) can cause side effects. But for most people, that’s actually a good thing — the most common hormonal IUD side effects usually help make your periods better. Hormonal IUDs can cut down on cramps and PMS, and they usually make your periods much lighter.