Iud

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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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 Rahmat

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 »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

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 »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

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 »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

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 »

Is it safe for me to take Unwanted 72 regularly to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old woman. I have a hole in my heart since birth and dextrocardia. I do not want to get pregnant again, as I already have a 19 year old daughter. I cannot take any of the regular contraceptive medicines due to my heart condition. I regularly take Unwanted 72 after an un...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which type of hole do you have in your heart (VSD, ASD or some other form)? How often do you take Unwanted 72? Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) is a very high dose hormonal pill and if taken very often could be dangerous. If you still want to use it, please...  Read Full »

My wife has been using a copper intrauterine device, and I use pull-out methods during sex. What is the chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My fiance has been using a copper IUD (intrauterine device) for the last five years. Is it effective for 8 to 12 years? Since IUD is a effective form of birth control with only a 99 % success rate of working, I do pull out method as a precautionary measure. For now, I do not want kids. She...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. IUD is the most effective and safest contraceptive for 10 years but varies depending on the manufacturer. Pull out method during ovulation should be 100 % effective.  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant if my HCG blood test is negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I am looking for information to reassure myself that I am not pregnant. I had unprotected sex last month using the withdrawal method. I took the Plan B pill 30 minutes after. I also had a Mirena IUD placed three days later. I have not had sex since. I started testing for pregnancy two wee...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance. The chances of pregnancy are not there in your case as your blood beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test is negative. But as you missed your period, it could be an...  Read Full »

Is it true that an IUD can stay inside forever?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a DNC done two years ago. My doctor was supposed to remove my IUD but did not. I found out when I had an ultrasound last week. Can IUD remain while he did the DNC procedure? Is it true that the IUD can stay forever?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The IUD (intrauterine device) could remain inside if the DNC (dilation and curettage) done was fractional. It means that only parts of the endometrial tissue were removed. Another possibility is if the IUD is embedded in the endometrium, it can remain forever as it...  Read Full »

Will using an IUD reduces sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a low sex drive for a year already, and I do not know why, but I need help. I have had an IUD Mirena for two years now. Can that be the cause? If I were to take it out, would that change anything?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to the hormones in the IUD (intrauterine device). You may get better sometime after removal. It may also be due to stress and anxiety, so relax and do exercise and you will be fine. If you do not get better after a month, then to exclude other cause, you nee...  Read Full »

Can IUD cause blood in urine?

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 »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

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 detai...  Read Full »

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