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ask: How do I know if the iud moved

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Anon,

Here are a couple of tips to see if your IUD has moved out of place:

Check to see if you can find the strings. If they have disappeared or there is too much of the string hanging down into the vagina, your IUD has slipped into a different position from where the doctor originally placed it.

Check your cervix; can you feel the tip of the IUD? If so, your IUD has moved.

Notice if sex is painful. If it is, and/or your partner can feel the IUD, it has slipped.

Keep an eye out during your period; while this is rare, an IUD will occasionally be expelled from the body. This usually happens during your period and during the first 3 months. This is more than just slippage, but it is a possibility to be aware of.

Check for excessive or abnormal bleeding. If you begin bleeding at a time when you normally would not, and the bleeding is heavy, your IUD may have slipped.

Check for abnormal vaginal discharge. This can be a sign that your IUD has slipped.

Check for cramping and/or pain. If you have either of these symptoms, there is a chance the IUD has slipped. This can happen anytime in the first few months of IUD insertion

Read more: How to Tell if an IUD Has Slipped |

July 8, 2011 - 7:04am
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