What are the steps to inserting an IUD?
To put the IUD in, the nurse or doctor will put a speculum into your vagina and then use a special inserter to put the IUD in through the opening of your cervix and into your uterus. The process usually takes less than five minutes.
What is Copper T and how is it inserted?
The ParaGard device is a T-shaped plastic frame that’s inserted into the uterus. Copper wire coiled around the device produces an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to sperm and eggs (ova), preventing pregnancy.
How is copper IUD inserted?
The copper IUD must be inserted by a health care provider. The one-time procedure only takes a few minutes. The provider puts a speculum into your vagina and uses a special tool to insert the IUD through the opening of your cervix and into your uterus. Once it’s inserted, there’s no daily maintenance.
What is the insertion process?
The provider slowly and gently passes the uterine sound through the cervix to measure the depth and position of the uterus. The provider loads the IUD into the inserter while both are still in the unopened sterile package. The provider slowly and gently inserts the IUD into the uterus and removes the inserter.
Is inserting Copper T painful?
It’s likely that you’ll feel minor pain and cramping during insertion. Some experience more significant cramping and pain. This may continue for a few days afterward. Most women find the pain tolerable and feel that the peace of mind that comes with using an effective birth control outweighs any pain or side effects.
Does a tenaculum puncture the cervix?
For procedures that require access to the uterus, gynecologists insert the tenaculum into the vagina, and pierce the cervix’s tissue to grab, stabilize and pull it steadily. Such procedures are often carried out without anesthesia.
How long do you bleed after a copper IUD is inserted?
Irregular bleeding and spotting is normal for the first few months after the IUD is placed. In some cases, women may experience irregular bleeding or spotting for up to six months after the IUD is placed. This bleeding can be annoying at first but usually will become lighter with the Mirena IUD quickly.
On which day of period copper T is inserted?
Of the 67% of respondents who said they insert the IUD when the woman is not menstruating, most restrict insertions to 10 days after the last menstrual period. Most cite the possibility of pregnancy as the reason for this practice.
How do I get rid of Cu T?
To remove the IUD, your doctor will grasp the threads of the IUD with ring forceps. In most cases, the arms of the IUD will collapse upward, and the device will slide out. If the IUD doesn’t come out with a slight pull, your doctor will remove the device using another method.
How do you insert a white inserter rod IUD?
The white inserter rod should then be placed into the insertion tube at the end opposite the arms of the IUD and approximated against the ball at the base of the IUD. The physician should then insert the IUD into the uterus until the flange is against the cervical os.
When should I follow-up after copper T insertion?
Follow-up after Copper T insertion is important after 36 weeks to assess and ensure there is no infection because this is the period of highest risk of infection following Copper T insertion. Unless pregnancy is desired, Copper T removal should only be undertaken in the late luteal phase or in the first 7 days of the menstrual cycle.
How can I reduce pain during copper T insertion?
Other methods of reducing pain during Copper T insertion include Oral analgesia (NSAIDs) or Voltarol suppositories, given prior to fitting. Copper T insertion is not painful only when measures are taken to reduce or prevent pain as mentioned.
How is the copper-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) procedure performed?
The arms of the copper-releasing intrauterine device are folded into the insertion tube. Reprinted with permission from FEI Women’s Health. Sterile technique, including sterile gloves, is necessary during the procedure to minimize the risk of contamination or infection.