Replace low-lying IUD?
18 January, 2017
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?
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.
This internet service does not preclude, override or replace the psak of any rabbinical authority. It is the responsibility of the questioner to inform us of any previous consultation or ruling. As even slight variation in circumstances may have Halachic consequences, views expressed concerning one case may not be applied to other, seemingly similar cases. All health and health-related information contained within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health care professional. The advice is intended to offer a basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider but not individual advice. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user but should not be considered official. Advice for actual medical practice should be obtained from a licensed health care professional.
For further questions or comments:
The Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Site is a public service of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women. This project and others like it are made possible by contributions from people like you. If you have benefited from the service, and wish to enable us to help others, click here to donate.
Users of Internet filtering services: This site discusses sensitive subjects that some services filter without visual indication. A page that appears 100% complete might actually be missing critical Jewish-law or medical information. To ensure that you view the pages accurately, ask the filtering service to whitelist all pages under yoatzot.org.