Danger Of Spiral KB That Has Not Been Released Even Though It’s Past Its Time?
Slmt Malem, I want to ask .. My mother Kb spiral has more than 10 years not been released, what should I do? Is there a risk because of that? And this is planning to release the KB … thank you in advance.
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Spiral contraception or Intra-Uterine Device (IUD) is one method of family planning (KB). These contraceptives are generally made of plastic with a shape like the letter T and will then be inserted into the uterus. There are 2 types of KB Spiral, which are copper and hormonal. Copper-coated Spiral KB can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years while Spiralhormonal KB can prevent pregnancy for three to five years.
Regarding your mother's condition, KB Spiral does have a different usage period. If it has passed the period of use, of course the contraception is no longer effective. The protective effect of the Spiral KB on unwanted pregnancy has also disappeared. Another risk of leaving the Spiral KB for too long in the womb is related to an increased risk of infection. Infection that occurs in the uterus can cause inflammation and uterine bleeding. The symptoms that need to be known related to this condition are, fever, pain in the area of the lower abdomen and pelvis, as well as abnormal discharge or bleeding from the female organs. Things that can be done to prevent this are,
1. Be sure to remember the time of insertion of the spiral KB and the expiration time of the contraceptive.
2. Maintain cleanliness of the female organs by not using clothes that are too tight, and rinsing from front to back when cleaning the female organs.
3. Check and consult yourself to the nearest health worker if you experience the complaint mentioned above.
Thus the information that can be given. I hope this helps. thanks.