Placing an IUD

Placing an IUD

We can advise you on both hormone-containing IUDs and copper IUDs. These methods are similar in terms of the shape of the device, but differ in their effect. IUDs are a very reliable method of contraception. It is important for us to know whether you have any infections (STDs) before the IUD is placed.

Hormone-containing IUDs

The most commonly used hormone-containing IUD releases approximately 20μg levonorgestrel per day and acts primarily on the inside of the uterus. It keeps the uterine lining thin. The IUD contains a depot with hormones and is T-shaped and just as long as it is wide (32 mm). The depot of levonorgestrel has a continuous release for a period of 5 years.

The continuous release of levonorgestrel affects the mucous membrane, rendering it unfit for pregnancy. The bleeding pattern changes and is reduced, and can sometimes disappear completely after some time. Hormone-containing IUDs (Mirena, Jaydess) are suitable for all healthy women.

Placement within seven days after the first day of menstruation is recommended because placement is sometimes easier then, and pregnancy may be excluded (minimum probability). Placement at another time is possible, but then we need to be sure that you are not pregnant. The IUD can be removed at any time. Take a painkiller one hour before placement. If you are not hypersensitive or allergic: we recommend taking 1 tablet Aleve Feminax 275 or 2 tablets of 500 mg paracetamol. It is also possible to numb the cervix before placement.

Copper-containing IUDs

There are various types of copper IUDs on the market. A copper-containing IUD consists of a flexible frame with small arms and copper.

Copper IUDs work in different ways; the important thing is that a copper IUD ensures that the sperm cannot fertilize the ovum present.

The copper IUD is suitable for every healthy woman. Copper-containing spirals can remain in place for at least 7-10 years. Placement within seven days after the first day of menstruation is recommended because placement is sometimes easier then, and pregnancy may be excluded (minimum probability). Placement at another time is possible, but then we need to be sure that you are not pregnant. The IUD can be removed at any. The copper IUD can also be placed as morning-after IUD within five days after unprotected sexual contact. If you are not sensitive or allergic, we recommend 1 tablet Aleve Feminax 275 or 2 tablets of 500 mg paracetamol. It is also possible to numb the cervix before placement.

Advantages of copper IUDs for some women are that the copper IUD contains no hormones and that the woman retains her own cycle.

Waiting time indication

Dermatology
1 8

Days

Gynaecology
1 8

Days

Proctology
6 0

Days

Phlebology
2 3

Days

If you find the waiting time too long, you can always contact us or ask your health care provider for waiting list mediation. Your health care provider can support you in this, so that you may be able to receive assistance more quickly. The maximum acceptable waiting time that healthcare providers and health insurers have jointly agreed upon (the Treek norm) for access to the outpatient clinic and diagnostics is 4 weeks. The maximum acceptable waiting time for treatment is 7 weeks.

Waiting time indication

Dermatology
1 8

Days

Gynaecology
1 8

Days

Proctology
6 0

Days

Phlebology
2 3

Days

If you find the waiting time too long, you can always contact us or ask your health care provider for waiting list mediation. Your health care provider can support you in this, so that you may be able to receive assistance more quickly. The maximum acceptable waiting time that healthcare providers and health insurers have jointly agreed upon (the Treek norm) for access to the outpatient clinic and diagnostics is 4 weeks. The maximum acceptable waiting time for treatment is 7 weeks.