What Is IUCD Insertion and Removal?
These are basic procedures that a woman periodically goes through at set intervals when she elects IUCD for birth control. Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) or, Intrauterine Device (IUD), is a tiny, usually T-shaped, device inserted by your physician inside your uterus.
It is among the most effective methods of contraception that can be reversed simply by undergoing an IUCD removal process. In fact, it is currently one of the most preferred birth control methods in the United States.
There are two types of IUDs that you can choose from: Copper IUD and A Hormonal IUD.
What To Expect:
Women who have an IUCD may have sexual intercourse at any time and yet stay protected from becoming pregnant.
During an IUCD insertion procedure:
- Your physician will insert the device through your vagina and attach it to your uterus. A string will be left hanging from your vagina which helps you validate that the device is in place.
- You will feel a slight discomfort during this period and a short time after but, the pain, which may be accompanied byslight bleeding, should not last.
- Using an IUCD has its own set of potential side effects, that includes infection and associated symptoms like fever, bleeding, pain on the abdomen or pelvic area
During IUCD removal:
- Your physician will use ring forceps to pull out the IUD during removal.
- In some cases, a hysterescopy may be required to remove the device.
IUCD Insertion and Removal Cost:
IUD removal and insertion cost will mostly consist of device cost and professional fees. Cost will likely become higher depending on complications, such as when hysteroscopy is required.
Who Should Undergo IUCD Insertion and Removal?
Women who select IUCD are required to undergo both processes periodically to remove the device and replace it with a new one every three up to 10 years interval, depending on the device used.