Birth Control Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) (cont.)
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When Should I Call the Doctor if I'm Concerned About My IUD?
Women using IUDs should have regular medical examinations every year.
What Are the Complications and Risks of an IUD?
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Complications and risk include the possibility of puncture of the wall of the uterus during insertion; this is uncommon and happens in 1-3 out of every 1,000 cases. If a woman becomes pregnant with an IUD in place, there is a 50% likelihood that the pregnancy will end in miscarriage. Another potential risk is that the IUD will be expelled from the uterus.
REFERENCE: Medscape. Contraception.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2016
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