IUDs are an excellent, effective, and convenient birth control method. OB/GYN Smita Biswas, MD, provides IUD placement at her two practices in Midtown East, New York City, and Flushing, Queens, New York. Dr. Biswas utilizes her extensive experience and expertise to make the procedure as quick, painless, and efficient as possible, so you can get back to what matters most. The compassionate OB/GYN can talk you through the process and how to select the right IUD. Call your nearest office or simply click to schedule online.
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An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a long-lasting and effective birth control option.
An IUD is a T-shaped device that’s approximately the size of a quarter. Dr. Biswas implants the IUD into your uterus to prevent pregnancy.
There are five IUDs available in the United States. Four types release small amounts of hormones, and the other uses copper to trigger your immune system and prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Biswas will explain the implantation procedure before implanting your IUD during an office visit. She performs IUD implantation in two quick steps to make it as comfortable and painless as possible.
You can take mild pain medication or ibuprofen beforehand to maximize comfort.
Just like your Pap smear test, you put your feet in stirrups, and Dr. Biswas places the IUD in a small tube and gently inserts the tube into your vagina, through your cervix, and into your uterus.
An IUD is a great option for most healthy women who desire a reliable form of contraception.
It’s ideal for women who have one partner, and therefore a lower risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
You shouldn’t use an IUD if you’re pregnant, have cervical or uterine cancer, or have abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Dr. Biswas carefully pushes the IUD out of the tube and gently pulls the tube out. The IUD strings hang around an inch or two into your vagina.
Dr. Biswas offers IUDs due to their many benefits, such as:
If you’re not sure if an IUD is right for you and you’d like to learn more about IUD placement and what you can expect, visit Dr. Biswas by calling your nearest office or booking your personal consultation online today.