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I have an copper iud.
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Titi2009 posted:
have an yeast infection and i was wondering if i can go buy monistat to treat it BUTTTT i have a copper iud. am scare to use it becuase idj if i could move it.
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear Titi: No problem, inserting a Monostat applicator is not different than using a tampon inserter. To dislodge the Copper T IUD one would have to somehow firmly grasp the stings and pull. To remove an IUD we usually need a special long handled instrument as the uterus tends to "hold" the IUD inside.

Honestly, the only time I know of when an IUD was accidentally removed by patient was when the fault was mine. I had left her strings somewhat longer than usual so I could re-cut them after her next period. Her partner complained about too short strings poking him with her prior IUD. The strings either became wrapped around the tampon, or she managed to grab the strings when removing the tampon (no easy feat). Whatever the cause, she pulled hard and the IUD came out with the tampon!

Yours,
Jane