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Long Acting Reversible (LARCs)

Intra uterine devices (IUD or IUCD)

Non Visible Threads


Non – Fundally placed IUCDs

  • Contraceptive efficacy may be compromised.
  • Decision to remove and replace a device is a matter of individual clinical judgement and discussion with the woman considering her individual circumstances

Pregnancy & Presence of Actinomyces-like Organisms

  • Women who are pregnant with IUCD in situ-:
    • At greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
    • Spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, septic abortion and chorioamnionitis
  • REMOVAL of IUCDs may help to improve outcome
    • Ectopic pregnancy need to be excluded
    • Actinomyces like organisms on pap smear in asymptomatic women DO NOT require removal of IUCDs

Suspected Pelvic Infection & Perforation

  • IUCDs removal is NOT routinely required in women with PID but should be remove if there is no response to treatment (Approx 72 hrs)
  • If there is any possilbilty of perforation, ultrasound scan and if indicated plain abdominal & pelvic xray should be arranged.
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