IUD is a small device (usually T-shaped) that is inserted into a woman’s uterus to provide effective contraception that lasts for many years. The IUD prevents sperm from entering the uterus to meet an egg, by altering the environment of the endometrium, preventing an egg from implanting there.
IUD is a contraceptive method used by many people because of its safety, effectiveness, simplicity and low cost… The two most commonly used T-rings are: copper IUDs and IUDs. Hormonal contraceptives (also known as hormonal IUDs).
According to Dr. Nguyen Thi Bach Nga, former Deputy Director of Hung Vuong Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh: Methods put ring Contraceptives have the advantage of having a high rate of contraception, which does not affect pleasure much.
The IUD is a commonly used form of birth control.
1. How commonly is the IUD used?
The IUD is the most commonly used form of birth control along with the Pill, and research has estimated that globally, around 23% of women using contraception choose an IUD.
However, unlike some other forms of contraception such as condoms, the IUD does not prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, there are a few incidents of IUD insertion that women should know such as who should not have an IUD, what side effects it may have…
The following cases should not use an IUD:
Have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or are at high risk for an STI.
Have cervical or uterine cancer.
Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
2. What can happen after IUD insertion?
Many people may not notice any side effects, but some women may experience mild to severe pain or some symptoms such as dizziness, cramps, back pain or spotting of blood.
Post-implantation of the IUD can cause menstrual cycles to be disrupted, many reports suggest that copper IUDs can make menstrual pain worse and increase menstrual blood, especially during the first few months after IUD insertion. The hormonal IUD can cause irregular periods, especially during the first few months after insertion.
Also, having an IUD in place can also cause problems with your sex life as the IUD’s wires may feel stiff, which you or your partner may notice during intercourse. However, over time, the wire will soften. If your condition doesn’t improve or causes you pain during sex, you should see your doctor.
3. What are the risks of using an IUD?
Recently, Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Nguyen Thanh Long, former Head of the On-Demand Treatment Department, Viet Duc Friendship Hospital has just performed a caesarean section to remove 1/2 of the intra-abdominal IUD and 1/2 of it. in the bladder in a 40-year-old patient. This is a case where the IUD goes through the uterus into the abdomen and bladder. The patient has had an IUD inserted for 6 years and has symptoms of abdominal pain and hematuria.
Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Nguyen Thanh Long said that IUD insertion is a safe and effective method of contraception, but there may be complications such as failure to adapt or the ring slipping even through the uterus into the socket. abdomen, piercing the intestines, bladder and nearby organs.
Therefore, after the ring is placed, women should go to the doctor periodically or have abnormal signs, then go to the hospital for examination immediately.
The IUD of a 40-year-old patient was developed by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long surgically removed.
The IUD is considered safe and effective but can have some rare complications such as:
The IUD can slip out of the uterus, usually within the first few months after the device is inserted. This “expulsion” can cause symptoms such as bleeding and pain, however some women don’t have any symptoms.
If you suspect your IUD has fallen out, see your doctor to find out if another form of birth control is more suitable. Remember to use condoms or other backup birth control during this time.
– The uterine wall may be penetrated during insertion.
High-risk pregnancy: The chance of getting pregnant is very low but in the event of a pregnancy, that pregnancy would be considered more likely to lead to pregnancy complications.
Infection: Bacteria can enter your body when the IUD is inserted, causing an infection. Infection is most likely to occur within the first 20 days after insertion.
Remember, although the IUD is a fairly safe, effective, and convenient form of birth control, it can prevent pregnancy for several years, not indefinitely. The side effects of this birth control method can be different for everyone.
Therefore, before contemplating IUD insertion, the pros and cons of IUD should be weighed. Your doctor will advise whether the IUD is the best option for you and should use the best type of IUD for you.