Daily Health Tips: Can I Use Tissue Paper To Clean Up After Having IUD Inserted?


Q: Hello doctor how are you doing? Please, I just did coil family planning (IUD). The midwife told me not to use tissue or water to wash my Vagina to avoid infection… that the best thing for me is to live it like that after urinating. And also my hubby should not finger me while having sex so that it won’t shift. Thanks. Please I hope the coil will not shift if I’m doing tummy exercise.

A: Thanks for writing in and I’m still shaking my head in amazement about all the words of advice the midwife dispensed. Now, if this same midwife was the one who inserted the IUD, my first advice will be for you to go to another hospital and get it checked out. We need to be sure that this was properly inserted to start with.

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