Thinking about getting IUD?
Check with doctor.
What is IUD?
Birth control for busy moms
IUD is an intrauterine device (IUD) that’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and placed into your uterus by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit.
IUD releases small amounts of hormones directly into the uterus and lasts as long as you want, for up to 5 years.
It is important to note that IUD insertion in Melbourne is recommended for women who have had a child. IUD does not protect against HIV or STDs.
- Highly effective at preventing pregnancy, over 99%
- Lasts as long as YOU want, for up to 5 years
- With treatment for IUD removal in Pakenham, your doctor can remove IUD at any time, so you can try to become pregnant right away.
Within a year of having IUD removed, about 8 out of 10 women succeed at becoming pregnant.
If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers, IUD is not right for you.
How will IUD affect my period?
When you choose IUD for birth control,
- Bleeding and spotting may increase in the first 3 to 6 months
- Your period may remain irregular
- Your periods over time usually become shorter, lighter, or may stop
- Your period will return once IUD is removed
Get Advice on Contraception & Family Planning
At Pakenham Medical Clinic, our clinicians are a reliable source of advice when it comes to family planning and contraception, as well as safe IUD insertion in Pakenham.
As experienced professionals, our doctors understand and respect your right to make decisions about the number and timing of your children and can provide the right information about various pregnancy prevention options.
One such option is IUD insertion and removal where we can offer complete consultation about the treatment and its result in family planning. It’s a great procedure to prevent pregnancy and can help you in the long run when it comes to starting a family. The implant is highly effective, with a high success rate when inserted correctly, and can last more than 5 years.
We can also discuss other forms of contraception, including pills, injections, implanon, and emergency contraception. To learn more about these options, you can book an appointment with one of our doctors online or by phone.
What You Need to Know About IUD Removal in Pakenham
Taking out an IUD is typically a straightforward and safe process. However, there could be a few complications that may arise. Here are some essential things you must know about IUD removal:
- If the IUD is difficult to remove, the reason could be the strings being too short or hard to locate. In such cases your doctor may use an ultrasound among other tools like a cytobrush or IUD hook to extract the device from the uterus.
- In rare cases, the IUD may shift out of place leading to a puncture to the uterine wall. This might require surgery under anesthesia to remove it. Alternatively, ultrasound guidance may be utilised as a less invasive and more cost-effective option.
- If you engage in sexual activity in the days leading up to IUD removal, there is also a risk of unintended pregnancy. To prevent this, it’s necessary to discuss alternative forms of birth control with your healthcare provider before opting for IUD removal in Melb
Our doctors are always here to help you when in need and will recommend the right course of action in terms of your IUD removal in Pakenham, Melbourne.
Talk to an Expert before Treatment!
Our doctors have undertaken training and have extensive experience in IUD insertion in Melbourne. The insertion and removal procedures can be performed in our clinic’s treatment room.
There are certain requirements and risks involved with both IUD. A woman interested in using IUD should be prepared to attend two appointments. First is to discuss how well IUD will suit you and to get a prescription. The second is for insertion of IUD.
Please let the receptionist know when making an appointment that you would like to make an appointment to discuss the IUD. You will need to see the GP for an examination prior to having the IUD inserted.
For more information on IUD, please visit: http://www.mirena-us.com/