You need to check your IUD after every period to make sure that it hasn’t been expelled. After your first period, you should make a doctor’s appointment to have your IUD inspected to make sure that it is in the correct place.
After your period, you should check to make sure your IUD is still in place. After washing your hands, you might find it easier to squat or kneel and then reach for your cervix. Your cervix is deep inside your vagina and feels a bit like the tip of a nose. Once you’ve found your cervix, feel for the string that should be coming from it.
Check if the string is longer or shorter than before. If it has changed, or is not present, use an alternate method of birth control (like condoms) until you see a clinician to see what has happened.
Don’t pull on the string when you are checking it. This might move the IUD, which would make it less effective.
Although it is most likely that your IUD will move or be expelled during the first few months of insertion, and during your period, it is important to check to make sure that it is still in place. For the first few months, you should check every few days to make sure that it is in place. If you learn from this article, you’ll surely be interested in reading how to choose a birth control method.
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