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Leaving IUD in place too long

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I had a i.u.d. inserted in dec 1992 after the birth of my last son. it has been wonderful and i have never experienced any negative side effects...the only problem....is....i have never had it replaced yet after 16.....i do not have insurance and can not afford to have it removed and replaced. is it safe to keep it in , so long as no negative side effects begin to occure such as cramping, croin pain, bleeding until i can reestablish myself with some form of health insurance or is it detremental to my health being up there ? my husband can still feel the end of the wire tail when he insirts his finger deep into my vagina...thank you patty horvath my respect to the greatest ob/gyn ever...miriam bahreini m.d. torrance memorial med cntr. torrance california. fwrd this message if you would like


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replied April 21st, 2009
Leaving IUD in place too long

If not removed on time, an Intrauterine Device can be a cause for pelvic inflammatory disease and/or an ectopic pregnancy. If symptoms of any of these conditions are detected, an immediate check up with a gynecologist is recommended.


If not removed on time, an Intrauterine Device might embed in the uterine tissue and surgery might be needed in order to remove the Intrauterine Device.


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