Iud Use For 4 Years Never See A Doctor?
Hello doctor, I just want to know … right now I have been using iud or spiral contraception for 4 years … but during that time I never went to the doctor … I remember I only checked on 2 weeks of use … is that dangerous ?? Does it cause cancer ?? Thank you
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Need to be clear, what type of IUD does Ana use? Does the IUD contain hormones or copper IUDs? Are there any complaints that you feel now regarding the use of the IUD?
IUD (intrauterine device) there are 2 types, there are those that contain synthetic hormones in it, and some are composed of copper. Each type of IUD has a different working principle, although the purpose is the same, namely to prevent pregnancy. Because of the different working principles, the side effects that might result can also be different.
Some of the risks of side effects that may arise due to the use of IUDs include menstrual patterns, headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and swelling, reddish-looking skin, pain around the genitals, stomach, and lower back, bloating, excessive acne, changes drastic moods, decreased libido, swelling and itching in the body, and so on. In rare conditions, it could also, IUD experiencing expulsion, which is out of the womb, can be consciously or unconsciously, so that the ability to prevent pregnancy is lost. Not only that, the IUD can also cause perforation (tears) in the uterine wall, increase the risk of pelvic inflammation, and also does not protect you from the risk of transmission of infections (including sexually transmitted infections).
Directly, an IUD does not increase your risk of developing cancer. However, one of the most common causes of cancer in the reproductive organs, namely the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) virus, which often causes cervical cancer, can remain contagious in people with IUDs.
To avoid the occurrence of side effects, whether mild or severe, as mentioned above, it is highly recommended for IUD users to exercise control to a doctor or obstetrician, at least every 6 to 12 months. In this way, the risk of dangerous side effects can be avoided, detected, and treated early.
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