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What is An IUD?
An IUD like the Mirena is a small, flexible contraceptive inserted into the woman’s uterus. The letters IUD stand for intrauterine device. An IUD is made of plastic . It is shaped like a T. It is favored because it is long lasting. The Mirena IUD can be left in up to 5 years.
What IUD’s Are There?
Mirena and ParaGard are the two IUD’s being offered by GYN’s. The IUD has become the most popular form of birth control.
The Mirena is made of flexible plastic. It releases a low amount of progestin levonorgestrel continuously over a 5-year period.
The ParaGard IUD or the Copper T 380A is about 1-1/4 inches wide by 1-3/8 inches long. It is made of flexible plastic, as well, and wrapped in copper. The ParaGard IUD releases a tiny amount of copper over a 10-year period as a way to prevent pregnancy.
How Does The IUD Work
The Mirena IUD and the ParaGard IUD prevent the sperm from moving toward the egg. They change the lining of the uterus to keep the uterine fertilizing the egg by becoming attached to the lining of the uterus.
How Is The IUD Inserted?
Your doctor will remove the IUD from its sterile packaging. The arms of the IUD are bent back, and a tube containing the IUD is inserted. The IUD is pushed into place by a plunger in the tube. Once out of the tube and in the proper position, the IUD arms open into the “T” shape. The IUD must be inserted perfectly to avoid and damage to the uterus. Mirena IUD is effective immediately ONLY if inserted within 7 days after the start of your period.
Alert: Check Your IUD Strings
You must be sure the Mirena Has not gravitated. This can happen years after implantation. There are current lawasuits fro uterine perforation from the Mirena gravitating out of position and severing the uterus or a nearby organ.
You must eventually have an IUD removed since an IUD doesn’t disintegrate and, for the most part, will not come out on its own. The IUD removal procedure is often easier, less painful, and quicker than the insertion. You must have your IUD removed by a doctor — never try to remove your IUD by yourself or ask an unqualified person to do so as this could cause serious damage. You can have your IUD removed at anytime and can have a new IUD replaced during the same visit.
An IUD is one of the most effective birth control types available. Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they use the ParaGard or the Mirena IUD.
Of special caution: Most pregnancies happen when an IUD slips out, and you don’t realize this has happened. Even though the chance of pregnancy during IUD use is very low, if it does occur, you should contact your doctor as soon as you find out that you are pregnant.