An IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device that prevents fertilization of the egg by damaging or killing sperm. The IUD also affects the uterine lining (where a fertilized egg would implant and grow). The IUD is inserted into your uterus by your doctor at Hart Family Care. A plastic string tied to the end of the IUD hangs down through the cervix into the vagina. You can check that the IUD is in place by feeling for this string. The string is also used by your doctor at Hart Family Care to remove the IUD.
At Hart Family Care in Ashland, KY we strive to offer IUD insertions/removals in a way to minimize any risks, pain, and side effects to you.
If you are interested in learning more about whether or not an IUD would be the right choice for you, please contact or stop by Hart Family Care in Ashland, KY today.