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My question is about my IUD

By Anonymous August 24, 2016 - 1:31pm
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My IUD was inserted last year December. Its been 8 months already. And now for the first time I missed my periods. Is it normal? And I don't see any risk of pregnancy bec. The last time we have sex with my husband was 2 days after my menstration and the thing is he withdraw it. Plsss. I want to know the answer.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community!

IUDs are a great birth control option and offer high protection. From what you have described, plus the fact that you are on birth control, I would say your chances of pregnancy are extremely low.

However, the only true way to know is by taking a pregnancy test. It is possible you are having an irregular period, which can be caused by many things including medication, stress, travel and more.

Here is a great resource that discusses why a period might be late, for reasons other than pregnancy: https://www.empowher.com/menstrual-cycle/content/think-youre-pregnant-10-other-reasons-your-period-might-be-late

If you still do not have your period next month and your pregnancy test is negative, it would be helpful to talk with a doctor.

Please let me know if you have any other questions!


August 24, 2016 - 5:13pm
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