is the iud better then getting your tubes tied?
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Cheryl - posted on 04/02/2012
Be careful going the IUD route. Yes it's not permanent but it can do damage that your Dr. won't tell you about. I had Mirena in for 5 years and regret it. It increased my migraines, I ended up with a vitamin D deficiency and a host of other issues. The only thing that my new General practice Dr. could come up with was, that it was the IUD that had caused a lot of these issues. I have had it out for 6 months and my body is slowly healing back to it's normal self. Honestly, if your in a committed relationship and you both don't want to have anymore kids, I would recommend Vasectomy. My husband had his done with very little pain. It's less invasive then having your tubes tied. I did have a female friend who had a new procedure where they scared up her tubes to keep from getting pregnant and she hasn't had an issues with it.
The Dr. will encourage IUD since in the long run it's cheaper for the insurance company and they feel it's easier but they really don't know everything that it can do to your body. You can report weird things and that is the last thing they will think is causing the issues, so these side effects are never recorded. I'd hate for you to get to the point I was where I could barely walk more then 1 steps with out feeling like I was gonna die. Look up the name of the IUD you are considering online and you should see lot's of reviews and discussions.. I wish I had before I went that route.
I forgot 1 thing.. Intercourse can be painful with an IUD for both of you, the strings can poke him and if he hits the IUD it can cause you to double up in pain for more then a day and cause bleeding.
Amber - posted on 04/03/2012
What about your partner getting a vasectomy? It is far less complicated with minimal recovery time. Personally, I don't think I'd ever use an IUD. It seems nasty to me, the concept of having something placed inside your vagina and leaving it there for a long time. Doesn't seem healthy or necessary. They are fairly new, so who knows what they will find out about them. In some cases, they have found them to cause infertility and infection. You should take advice from your physician, most importantly.
Laurie - posted on 04/02/2012
Be aware that you can still get pregnant with an IUD in. I had to have mine very carefully removed when I discovered I was pregnant and decided I wanted to keep the child. I ended up have a miscarriage about two months later - possibly due to the IUD being in at the start of the pregnancy although my doctor assured me that was not the case.
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