A pregnancy test, especially if you have not been
using an effective method of
birth control, have been sexually active in the past
month, and are not having your menstrual period at the time of the
probe through your cervix to determine how far the IUD should go into your
Loads the IUD into the insertion tube, which flattens the
arms of the IUD that form the top of the "T."
Inserts the IUD
through your cervix into your uterus.
Pulls the insertion tube all
the way out.
Trims the IUD string to
about 1 in. (2.5 cm) from the
Removes the forceps and speculum.
You may have some cramping during the procedure.
Your doctor will ask you to feel the string in your
vagina before leaving the exam room so you will know how to check for IUD
placement each month after each period.
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May 03, 2012
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