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Replace low-lying IUD?

18/01/2017

Question:

Hi: I have a copper IUD in place since my baby was born (two years). My cycle has become so short that I get less than two weeks with my husband. I went to speak to the gynecologist and he says it's because the IUD is low lying and not in the correct place. He wants to take it out and put in a new one. I am very nervous because I know the adjustment period to a new IUD can get very complicated. Do you have any advice?


Answer:

In this case, we would recommend listening to your physician.

However, if you can time the removal and insertion for shortly after mikveh immersion, that would be best, since you would have more time to adjust before having to count clean days.

Reviewing the laws of stains, as by reading our article "Stains" and "Toilet Paper", should prove helpful in limiting any disruption from the procedure.

Please write back to us with any further questions.


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