IUD Placement in Chicago, IL
An intrauterine device, abbreviated as IUD, is a form of birth control that’s inserted inside of your uterus to prevent pregnancy. An IUD can help prevent pregnancy for as long as ten years, depending on the type that you get. There are two main categories of IUDs: copper IUDs and hormonal IUDs. Copper IUDs don’t contain hormones and prevent pregnancy by releasing copper ions that are toxic to sperm.
Lau Medical provides IUD placement in Chicago, IL, for women who are looking for a long-term birth control alternative. Do you keep forgetting to take your birth control pills? Are you looking for a contraceptive that is long-acting but reversible? Our doctor in Chicago, IL, will provide all the information you need regarding IUDs as well as facilitate the IUD placement in an environment that’s safe and sanitary.
How to Prepare for IUD Placement
IUD placement is a straightforward procedure that typically takes 5 to 15 minutes to complete. You don’t need much prior preparation. We advise women coming in for the IUD placement to eat a snack and drink some water before the procedure. Some women feel dizzy after the procedure. Snacking and drinking beforehand will lower your chances of becoming dizzy.
Our doctor in Chicago, IL, will let you know if you should take any pain-relieving medication before the procedure.
Are you sexually active and haven’t had your period recently? Our doctor may need to confirm that you’re not pregnant before commencing the IUD placement.
Is an IUD Right for You?
Generally speaking, intrauterine devices safe for most women. However, there are some instances when an IUD may not be recommended for a woman. Our doctor will carefully assess your medical history, and uterine health to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for this type of contraception.
Our doctor may suggest doing without the IUD, if:
- You have unexplained vaginal bleeding
- You’ve recently contracted an STD or any other pelvic inflammatory condition
- You have fibroids or any other uterine condition that may hinder IUD placement
- You have liver disease
What to Expect After IUD Placement
It’s normal to experience some discomfort after IUD placement. Cramps, back pain, heavy and irregular periods are just a few of the symptoms you might experience after IUD insertion. Call us immediately if you’re experiencing an unusual vaginal discharge, fever, pain during intercourse or unexplained bleeding.
Are you in Chicago, IL, and are looking for safe IUD placement near you? Call Lau Medical today to book an appointment with our excellent team of reproductive health experts.