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A mama’s nightmare, isn’t it? While intrauterine devices (IUDs), are one of the recommended methods of contraception that can last for 5 -10 years, almost 10 – 25% of women have displaced IUDs that cause pain and some other side effects that we tackle here.
Uterine discomfort or pain
In a study conducted in China, among 130 patients with a history of failed IUD removal, half of them complained of pain and menstrual disorders.
IUD is felt during intercourse
An IUD has one or two strings attached to its end that hangs down through your uterus and reaches the top of the vagina. According to Your Guide to The IUD Study, sometimes your partner might feel the string, however, if he felt discomfort or any difficulty during the intercourse, then this might mean your IUD has moved from place.
Bleeding after intercourse
According to Medical News Today, sometimes when an IUD is displaced, it moves out of the cervix or into the vagina and this causes cramps and discomfort after sexual intercourse that might be followed by bleeding.
In another study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, an IUD malposition rate of 19% was found with a high number of uterine fibroids. Although they were not significant ones, there was an increased incidence of submucosal fibroids.
Always remember to check with your gynecologist if you feel any unusual signs.