IUDs are often an excellent, effective, and convenient birth control choice. Experienced 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 makes 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.
An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a long-lasting and effective birth control option.
An IUD is a T-shaped device that’s about 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 others use copper to trigger your immune system and prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Biswas can explain the implantation procedure to Dr. Biswas implants your IUD during an office visit. Dr. Biswas performs the IUD implantation process in two quick steps to make it as comfortable and painless as possible.
You can take a mild pain medication or ibuprofen beforehand to make you more comfortable.
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.
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.
Some IUDs start working right away, and others can take up to a week, depending on when they’re inserted.
How long your IUD lasts depends on the type of IUD and other factors. Some types last for three years and others last for five. The copper IUD doesn’t release hormones and lasts for up to 10 years.
An IUD is a great option for most healthy women who want a reliable form of contraception.
It’s ideal for women who have one partner and have a lower risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
You shouldn’t use an IUD if you’re pregnant, if you have cervical or uterine cancer, or if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Dr. Biswas offers IUDs due to the 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 and call your nearest office or book your personal consultation online today.