Dr Vidushi Mehta

IUCD removal


Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) removal is a simple and straightforward procedure used to remove a contraceptive device that has been placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUCDs, also known as intrauterine devices (IUDs), are a highly effective form of long-acting reversible contraception and are typically made of plastic and/or copper. At our clinic in Indore, we offer safe and comfortable IUCD removal services for women seeking to discontinue their contraceptive method or transition to a different form of birth control.

Why Remove an IUCD?

There are several reasons why a woman may choose to have her IUCD removed, including:

  • Desire for Pregnancy: Some women choose to have their IUCD removed because they are planning to conceive and wish to start a family.
  • Expiration of Device: IUCDs have a limited lifespan and must be removed and replaced at regular intervals according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Side Effects or Complications: Some women may experience side effects or complications with their IUCD, such as irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, or expulsion of the device, which may prompt them to seek removal.
  • Change in Contraceptive Preferences: Women’s contraceptive needs and preferences may change over time, leading them to opt for a different form of birth control.

How IUCD Removal Works

IUCD removal is a quick and simple procedure that can typically be performed in a clinic setting without the need for anesthesia. The removal process involves:

  • Examination: The healthcare provider will perform a pelvic examination to locate the strings of the IUCD, which extend through the cervix into the vagina. If the strings are not visible, the provider may use a speculum to visualize the cervix and locate the device.
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  • Grasping the Strings: Using specialized instruments, such as forceps or a cervical tenaculum, the healthcare provider will gently grasp the strings of the IUCD and carefully pull on them to remove the device from the uterus.
  • Confirmation: Once the IUCD has been removed, the healthcare provider will inspect the device to ensure that it is intact and has been completely removed from the uterus. In some cases, an ultrasound may be performed to confirm the absence of the device in the uterine cavity.

Benefits of IUCD Removal

IUCD removal offers several benefits for women seeking to discontinue their contraceptive method or transition to a different form of birth control, including:

  • Reversibility: IUCDs are a reversible form of contraception, and removal of the device allows women to quickly return to their natural fertility and reproductive function.
  • Freedom to Choose: Removing an IUCD gives women the freedom to explore other contraceptive options that better suit their needs, preferences, and lifestyle.
  • Peace of Mind: For women experiencing side effects or complications with their IUCD, removal of the device can provide relief from symptoms and peace of mind knowing that their reproductive health is no longer affected by the device.

Our Approach

At our clinic, we understand that contraceptive decisions are personal and can be influenced by a variety of factors, including lifestyle, preferences, and reproductive goals. Our team of experienced healthcare providers is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized contraceptive counseling to help women make informed decisions about their reproductive health. Whether you are considering IUCD removal to start a family, address side effects, or explore other contraceptive options, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Frequently asked questions

IUCD removal is usually quick and well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort for most women. Some women may experience mild cramping or discomfort during the procedure, which typically resolves quickly after the device has been removed.

The duration of the IUCD removal procedure varies depending on factors such as the position of the device, the length of the strings, and the experience of the healthcare provider. In general, the procedure can be completed within a few minutes.

Yes, most women are able to conceive soon after IUCD removal, as fertility typically returns to normal immediately after the device is removed. However, it is important to use alternative forms of contraception if you are not ready to conceive.

IUCD removal is a safe and straightforward procedure, but like any medical intervention, it carries some risks, such as uterine perforation, infection, or expulsion of the device. These risks are rare and can be minimized by seeking care from a qualified healthcare provider.