Side Effects That Are Often Encountered From Using IUDs?

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Evening, I want to ask. Since I used the IUD, I have had pain in the pelvic area and lower abdomen, but the pain came when I was tired. Does it include inflammation of the pelvis? R nIs pelvic inflammation?

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Hi Fitri,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

One of the side effects that are often encountered from using IUDs (intrauterine devices) is pain in the lower abdominal area. This pain is often intense enough to radiate to the pelvis, buttocks, or genitals. The cause of this pain is usually related to inflammation around the uterus due to adaptation to the presence of a foreign object implanted in it (i.e. the IUD). As long as the pain is mild in intensity and only temporary, generally this condition is nothing to worry about and will improve within 1 to 3 months of using the IUD.


Pelvic inflammation is inflammation that occurs from the cervix (cervix), uterus, fallopian tubes (fallopian tubes), to the ovaries (ovaries). This condition can indeed be made easier, one of which is the use of an IUD. In addition, pelvic inflammation can also occur in people who previously had a miscarriage, had an unsafe abortion, had unhealthy sex, or suffered from sexually transmitted infections that were not properly treated.


Symptoms of pelvic inflammation can range from mild to severe. However, what is commonly found is pain around the pelvis, lower abdomen, to pain when urinating or having sex. In addition, sufferers also often experience fever, nausea, vomiting, and vaginal discharge and abnormal menstruation.


The pain you are currently experiencing may not necessarily indicate pelvic inflammation. In addition to the side effects of the IUD as described above, several other possibilities can also trigger this pain, including pre-menstrual syndrome, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, myalgia (muscle pain), constipation (constipation), obstructive ileus (intestinal obstruction). ), nerves pinched, hernias, and so on.


Therefore, if the pain is very intense, especially accompanied by other pelvic inflammation symptoms as mentioned above, you should go to your doctor directly for a thorough evaluation. Not only a physical examination, the doctor can also refer you for further tests, such as X-rays, laboratory tests, ultrasound, and so on. Pelvic inflammation can be treated well if the diagnosis is done quickly and precisely.


In the meantime, you should get plenty of rest first, reduce first lifting heavy objects or pushing too much. Wear comfortable clothes, not too tight. Also get plenty of exercise, and eat regularly. If the pain is often felt when you are tired, then you should first limit activities that are too draining. You can compress the pelvic area and lower abdomen with warm water while taking paracetamol to reduce pain.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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