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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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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 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 have pregnancy symptoms with 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 getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 device, there is a ...  Read Full »

I have endometriosis. Which birth control method is the best?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods will last usually for five days on average. It hurts tremendously even with pain medication and birth control. I would get horrible periods since I was about 12 years. In my 15 years age, I used to vomit on the first day of my period, but vomiting stopped in the past two years....  Read Full »

Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Both pills and IUD (intrauterine device) have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you are thinking of switching from hormonal pills to IUD only because of complications like weight gain and mood swing, then think twice. Studies have failed to demonstrate these co...  Read Full »

I have an IUD and bleeding since I had sex a week ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not had sex in over two years and recently got an IUD two months ago. I slept with someone a week ago and I have been bleeding since then. I do not have a burning sensation while peeing, it is not itchy, and there’s no fish smell and no discharge. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. it is possible that the bleeding you are experiencing is related to the recent insertion of an IUD (intrauterine device) two months ago. IUDs can cause spotting or light bleeding in the first few months after insertion as the body adjusts to ...  Read Full »

I recently had sexual activity. Is it safe to go for a surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I had intercourse yesterday, and the condom broke. I am scheduled for laparoscopic surgery tomorrow for endometriosis, during which my Mirena IUD will be changed. Is it safe to proceed with the IUD change considering the recent sexual activity, or could there be any potential risks or c...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about the condom breaking during your recent sexual activity. While it is generally considered safe to undergo IUD replacement during laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, it is crucial to adhere to your healthcare pr...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me the pros and cons of using 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 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 »

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 »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mirena is a Levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD).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 in the next cycle...  Read Full »

After an IUD insertion and a PCOS diagnosis with Metformin as my sole treatment, I suspect adenomyosis. Can you recommend alternative treatment options?

Query: Hello doctor, I suspect that I may have adenomyosis. I previously underwent a surgical procedure in which my gynecologist performed a cleaning procedure and inserted a Mirena IUD. I was diagnosed with PCOS, but the only treatment I have received is metformin. I am curious to know if there are any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your condition, the Mirena IUD is indeed one of the treatment options for adenomyosis, and it can be effective in reducing heavy bleeding and relieving certain symptoms. But, its effectiveness may vary from person to person. Other potential treatments for ...  Read Full »

What to do if you get pregnant while on copper-T?

Query: Hi doctor, I got pregnant with an IUD (copper-T). It was confirmed after blood test and the copper-T was removed. My last menstruation was 40 days before. Shall I continue the pregnancy? How will be the growth of the baby? Do I need any precaution? This is my second pregnancy. I delivered my first c...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Once the copper-T is removed, then it is very safe to continue the pregnancy and you can happily go ahead with the pregnancy. There is no harm to the baby's health for sure; you can be assured about that. Baby will be quite normal. Just get your serial ultrasound done...  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 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 »

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