What options are available for IUD?
The IUD (intrauterine device) can be placed in the office. Currently, two devices are available in the Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) and the Copper T. Prior to placement, it is important that you discuss risks, benefits, and alternatives with our health care professionals to ensure that the IUD is appropriate for you.
How long does it take and what to expect
Insertion typically takes only take a few minutes which may be associated with mild cramping and spotting. These symptoms often resolve within hours of placement. You may have an a typical discharge after placement. This too should resolve within a few days of placement. We anticipate you being able to resume routine activity the day of placement, but if you develop a fever, severe pain, or heavy vaginal bleeding, please notify the office immediately. You should return to the office for evaluation approximately one month after placement.