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IUD Contraceptive Method: Unleashing the Significant Facts

Intrauterine Device also known as IUD is inserted into the uterus to stop women from getting pregnant. IUD is the most effective way to control birth and is a long-term contraceptive solution. There are different types of IUDs to prevent pregnancy. For instance, a Copper IUD can last up to 10 years with a failure rate of less than 1%. Speak to gynaecologist to know more about IUDs and get comprehensive birth control care.

What to expect with IUDs? – IUD Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of IUD:

  • Best reversible contraceptive aid that prevents unwanted pregnancy
  • Neither interferes with sexual activity nor decreases fertility
  • Used as emergency contraception
  • Proves safe while breastfeeding

Disadvantages of IUD: 

  • Menstrual cramps and other abnormalities like irregular periods, and heavy periods can develop within 1 year
  • In some cases, follicular cysts and pelvic infections can take place

Everybody is different. The aforementioned disadvantages may or may not be applicable to you. It is recommended to take a medical opinion to get a detailed account of what to expect with IUDs. Book an online gynaecologists consultation now for just 49/-.

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FAQs related to Intrauterine Devices:

1. Copper T is good or bad?

IUDs have their own pros and cons. Copper T is a type of IUD birth control method that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is attributed as a highly effective and emergency contraceptive aid which makes it the most sought-after. That said, it can trigger heavy periods and menstrual cramps. Talk to your healthcare provider to know more about the safety aspects of Intrauterine devices.

2. Can you finish inside with an IUD?

Yes Definitely. IUDs allow you to enjoy sexual intercourse without causing any barrier. Even after the ejaculation inside the vagina, you will remain completely safe from pregnancy.

3. Can you use a tampon with an IUD?

A tampon can be used with an IUD. It is completely safe to use one as IUD is placed in the uterus whereas a tampon is inserted into the vaginal canal. There are certain precautions that you need to be aware of while using a tampon with an IUD –

  • Be gentle while inserting and placing tampons inside the vagina
  • Check if IUD strings are in place after each menstrual cycle

3. What if I do not have my period for a long time and then suddenly I have my period again?

Having periods all of a sudden after a prolonged dry spell can be due to lifestyle factors. The factors are stress and anxiety, abnormal weight gain, or a shift in hormonal changes. The reason for sudden periods can also be the consequences of PCOS disorders, Thyroid, and certain medications like birth control contraceptives.

4. Do IUDs cause weight gain?

Weight gain can be a result of using hormonal IUDs(a type of IUD). Not necessary, IUDs can always make you put on weight. Weight gain can be due to other factors like your diet, genetics, and lifestyle changes. Monitor your lifestyle and modify it accordingly to maintain your weight. Enroll in Newmi care plans to take care of your weight if you are planning to go for an IUD to prevent your pregnancy.

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