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An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a popular birth control option that has been in use for decades. Many women love the convenience of an IUD, as there’s no need to remember to take a daily pill and no need to return to the office for more shots, patches, or prescriptions.
An IUD is placed inside your uterus. It requires a visit with Dr. Eshaghian for placement, and when you’re ready to have your IUD removed, you’ll need another appointment. Depending on the type of IUD you choose, you’ll enjoy protection from unwanted pregnancy for anywhere from 3-10 years.
You have options when it comes to an intrauterine device. Some types are made of plastic with a copper coating, while others are plastic with embedded progestin.
Copper-coated IUDs prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from fertilizing an egg. Researchers also believe these types of IUDs make it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant within a woman’s uterus. One way of describing the effects of a copper-coated IUD is to say it makes the uterus “inhospitable” for fertilization.
Hormonal IUDs slowly release progestin over time. This can prevent ovulation, and when there is no egg, fertilization cannot occur. Hormonal IUD also thicken your cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to travel to your uterus for fertilization. Another benefit of a hormonal IUD is the ability to reduce menstrual bleeding in women and girls who have a heavy flow.
Dr. Eshaghian has extensive experience placing IUDs and makes every effort to perform the procedure without causing discomfort. The process of placing an IUD requires that the device is guided through your vagina, past your cervix, and into the opening of your uterus.
You may feel a cramping sensation during insertion, but there is no significant pain. Any discomfort will subside within moments, and the entire insertion process is swift. You may want to take it easy for the rest of the day and use over-the-counter pain medication if you experience any form of tenderness or cramping.
It’s important to understand that although an IUD is an effective form of birth control, it does absolutely nothing to protect against sexually transmitted disease. Male or female condoms are the best way to prevent the spread of STDs.
If you decide you are ready to conceive a child, schedule an appointment to have your IUD removed. Your fertility will return almost immediately, and women who’ve had an IUD have no more difficulty getting pregnant than those who chose another form of birth control.
Learn more during your one-on-one consultation at Drobg. Booking an appointment is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page.
At DROBG, we accept most major insurance plans. We accept all EPO/PPO plans and most HMO plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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