IUD or intrauterine device or intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a type of birth control method, where a small device is inserted in the uterus. There are two types of IUDs, copper IUD and hormonal IUD.
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Is Cerazette reliable for contraception?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse 31 days back and took three pregnancy tests until today morning, which were all negative. One week after sexual intercourse, I started taking Cerazette as I do not want to get pregnant, and on the same day, as it was due, I got my periods. But now am worried if t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I do not see any reason for you to worry. Implantation bleeding is usually light blood or pink in color, but you had proper bleeding, just lesser in quantity if I am right. Till now you have not got a positive pregnancy test too. If you think you got pregnant that day, ... Read Full »
I have pregnancy symptoms even after using a contraceptive implant. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, who has a 2 years old son. After he was born, I got a contraceptive implant. At first, the bleeding was not stopping, so the doctor made me take contraceptive pills, which helped stop the bleeding. The bleeding stopped for eight months, then when I started get... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From your history, I feel you are not having a good time with the implant. This subcutaneous device keeps releasing hormones throughout the speculated time. But this period issue is the main problem. As you are nearing the due date for removal of this d... Read Full »
How long does it take to get pregnant after removing Minerva's IUD?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having my Mirena IUD removed today. I have had regular cycles the entire five years of having it. How soon can I conceive? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Mirena is a Levonorgestrel IUD (intrauterine device). The levels in uterus locally and in blood is supplied on a daily basis. So if you have it removed today, you should be getting your periods within a few days, the withdrawal bleeding.You can conceive... Read Full »
I have untreated bacterial vaginosis, is it okay to use a copper IUD as a method of emergency contraception?
Query: Hello doctor, Can I get the copper IUD inserted as a method of emergency contraception if I have untreated bacterial vaginosis? I had intercourse with a condom that contained sperms three days ago and I am afraid it may have leaked I am afraid to take the emergency contraceptive pills. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. At present your main concern is emergency contraceptives actually that cause prevention of conception. Hormones affect locally actually. Your other choice could be emergency hormonal oral contraceptive (within 72 hours of sex) to avoid an I... Read Full »
I have an IUD, but worried that I might get pregnant after having sexual contact on the 16th day of my cycle. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have IUD in my ovary. On the 16th day of the menstrual cycle, I had sexual contact with my husband, and now I am worried I might get pregnant. My period cycle is irregular. Please help me. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly let me know if IUD (intra-uterine device) is displaced. If yes, then contact a specialist for the transvaginal scan. Please send me further detailed history. IUDs such as Mirena can reduce cycles due to hormonal effects. You can have seru... Read Full »
Query: Hi, I have had the IUD for 2 years now and my period stopped a year ago completely. I awoke from my sleep last night due to pain in the vagina. When I went to the bathroom, I urinated blood, a lot of it. I also had burning sensation while urinating. Why is this happening to me? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in urine is called hematuria.You have blood in urine as well as burning sensation while urinating.Blood in urine has nothing to do with IUD (Intra Uterine Device).There are chances of cystitis or growth in the urinary bladder.This condition needs a detailed history ... Read Full »
I am bleeding after sex. Please tell me why.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old working girl. Yesterday, I had sex with my partner for the second time after four months. It was my eighth day of periods, that is, one day after my periods gets over. We used a condom for protection. It was a little rough sex as I found that I am bleeding after sexa... Read Full »
Dr. Zaharuddln Bin Rahmat @ Mohd Rawi
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first possibility is that you are pregnant. The risk of pregnancy after using a male condom varies from two to 15 %. As this act was less than 48 hours ago, you may need emergency contraception, either emergency pills or the insertion of IUCD (intrauterine contr... Read Full »
Can you guide me on the pros and cons of using a copper-T?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know whether it is safe to use an i-pill in a span of seven days? We had protected sex last week and I took an i-pill immediately after the intercourse. We again had sex yesterday. I did not use any oral contraceptives but my husband did use condoms. Just to be on the s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken double precaution with use of an i-pill and also barrier contraceptive that is a condom. Since you have taken the pill twice, this may disturb your cycle otherwise you are protected from getting pregnant most likely. It is not wise to use this pill aga... Read Full »
Is it possible to get pregnant with an intrauterine device placed?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with an IUD (intra-uterine device) for the last four years. I could not feel her strings for the last two months. Then, two weeks later, I started feeling pregnant, and six weeks after that, I finally took a positive pregnancy test. Several days later, I took ano... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. As you cannot feel the threads now, so we need to confirm the position of the IUD (intra-uterine device). For this one, an ultrasound is required to know where the IUD is and if it has been expelled wit... Read Full »
Can having an IUD for more than two years be responsible for my delay in periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I was on the IUD Mirena for two and a half years and it did not suit me. So, I saw a doctor to have it removed. That was four months ago and I still have not had a menstrual cycle. I have had spotting here and there, but nothing else. My husband and I want a child, but I am not sure if... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena is a hormonal IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device) which causes a lot of side effects. Considering your age, it was not recommended for you. It has decidualized your endometrium to a great extent and it is possible your ovulation has been suppressed too. Ple... Read Full »