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What to expect during and after IUD Insertion

IUD Insertion Procedure in Katy TX Area

An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a T-shaped birth control device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are several different IUD types available, but all of them are effective for multiple years at a time. This makes them a great choice for women interested in long-term contraceptives that don’t require a daily pill or other regular maintenance. At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine in Katy and West Houston, Texas, patients often ask us about the IUD insertion procedure and what to expect. We believe in giving our patients as much information as they need to be well-informed and confident when going into their procedure and will take the time to answer any questions that may arise.

IUD insertion: What to expect

Before your appointment, you may wish to take over-the-counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen to help minimize any cramping or discomfort during the insertion procedure. 

  • Once you are in the exam room, we will perform a pregnancy test to rule out any possibility of pregnancy and then perform an examination to determine the position, size, and other characteristics of your uterus that are important for the proper placement of the IUD. 
  • At this point, we will use a speculum to open the vagina and then use an instrument called a tenaculum to help keep the cervix stable and steady during the procedure.
  • After measuring the length of the cervical canal and uterus, we will remove the IUD from its sterile packaging and insert it using a small plunger mechanism. 
  • Once it is in the proper position, it will open into a “T” shape that helps keep it securely in place.

While this may sound like quite a few steps, the whole procedure generally only takes a few minutes. 

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After your IUD is inserted

The IUD has small strings that will hang about one to two inches out of the cervix. These will not be visible outside of the vagina but will be palpable inside the vagina, which is how you can check to make sure your IUD is still securely in place if you are ever concerned. We will inform you of the type of IUD inserted and how long it is effective (three to twelve years, depending on the type) so you know when you will need to return to have it removed. After the insertion procedure, you may feel some cramping and bleeding as the uterus adjusts to the IUD. This is normal, but we encourage you to call us if there is heavy or constant bleeding.

If you are interested in learning more about an IUD or have questions about the procedure for getting one placed, call our office at 855 346 8610.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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