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?
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 en din miscarriage. Another potential risk is that the IUD will be expelled from the uterus.
REFERENCE: Medscape. Contraception.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/17/2015
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