What should I expect for my IUD insertion?

If you’re considering an IUD insertion, you may have questions about what to expect during the process. At Advantia OB-GYN Shady Grove, Dr. Elena Bryce elucidates different options to ensure that your IUD insertion is as comfortable as possible. This video sheds light on the procedure and seeks to ease any concerns you may have.

IUD Insertion Process

Before the Appointment

Before the insertion appointment, you may have a discussion with your healthcare provider to select the most suitable IUD type for you. There are hormonal and non-hormonal options, each with its own benefits and potential side effects.

During the Procedure

The actual insertion process is relatively quick—typically taking just a few minutes. Your healthcare provider will use a speculum to gently open the vagina and then insert the IUD through the cervix into the uterus. While some people report experiencing mild discomfort during this process, others may feel only a slight pinch or cramp. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever beforehand can help alleviate any discomfort.

After the Insertion

After the IUD is in place, it’s normal to experience mild cramping or spotting for a few days. Your healthcare provider will advise you on what to monitor and when to seek medical attention, if necessary. It’s important to follow the post-insertion instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure the IUD is properly placed and to minimize any risk of complications.

Advantia Health Providers are Here to Help

Our providers at Advantia Health are committed to addressing all your women’s health concerns. From questions about pregnancy and menopause to gynecological issues, our team strives to provide the information and guidance that best supports your well-being.

Book an Appointment

To learn more about IUD insertions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryce at Advantia OB-GYN Shady Grove, please visit our website. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care, ensuring that your experience is as comfortable and seamless as possible.

By fostering understanding and offering professional care, our team at Advantia Health aims to provide the assurance and support you need for your first IUD insertion and beyond.

If you have further questions or wish to schedule a visit, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our providers near you.