Frequently Asked Questions

and helpful answers.

Frequently Asked Questions and helpful answers.

You can remove it after the expiration period of 5 or 10 years or whenever you are ready for the next baby.

No. The copper in Lydia IUD has been tested and cannot rust inside the woman’s womb.

Don’t panic. Many women might never be able to feel the strings. You can ask your partner to try because he may have longer fingers. If you are worried, have it checked by your healthcare provider to be sure it’s still in place.

Don’t panic. Your cervix moves naturally during your cycle and when it moves down the string will feel closer to the outside of your vagina. A longer string could mean that the IUD is coming out, get your healthcare provider to check immediately, do not touch or pull the string yourself.

You may have some bleeding or spotting at the time of and after the insertion. The bleeding may last for a few days or even weeks depending on how your body adjusts to the IUD. You may have spotting on and off or a day or two of heavy bleeding. This is normal and should settle down within 3 months.

IUD does not affect future pregnancy, remember, return to fertility is immediate after removal of the IUD.

Over the counter, analgesic is the best for pains. If it persists report to your healthcare provider to confirm if the IUD is still in place or if there is an infection.

Don’t worry. After insertion, expect that the IUD will make your first period quite heavy but this will get better after three months. If they remain very heavy, please consult your healthcare provider for advice. This is not the same for all women, body type is unique.

After your first period or in about one month after insertion, check to see if you can feel the string by putting your finger inside, to the top of your vagina. You can also check after each period of your menstrual cycle.

IUDs starts to work immediately it is inserted.

If properly inserted by a healthcare provider, your partner will not feel the strings or thread unless he is told and he becomes conscious of it. The strings are soft and can neither cause injury to either you or your partner nor cause you any pain during sex.

IUDs do not protect against STIs and HIV (AIDS) neither do they increase your risk of contracting HIV and STIs. For protection against sexually transmitted infections, you should use a condom

You will likely feel some discomfort at the time of insertion. Most women are fine after resting for a few minutes at the clinic. A mild dose of analgesic can be taken if discomfort continues after 24 hours.

Lydia IUD will not move to your heart, brain or any other parts of your body. They sit in your womb, like a seed in its shell. If an IUD is going to slip out of place, it will most likely be within few weeks of insertions. You can sometimes check for the strings and be sure the IUD is in place.


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