#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Expelled IUD?


Q: Good evening doctor, I put to bed 4 weeks ago and immediately after delivery family planning copper T was inserted in my womb, and now it used to come down to my vagina because I used to touch it. Please ma’am, is it safe for me or what do I do about it? Thank you ma’am.
A: Hi dear. Thanks for writing in.
Copper T refers to a type of intra-uterine device used to prevent pregnancy. There are two types: the Paragard IUD and the Mirena IUD.
The Paragard IUD is a copper-containing IUD. This is probably the one you had inserted. The copper is poisonous/toxic to sperm and the IUD also prevents implantation of the fertilized egg into the uterus, should fertilization still occur. Paragard can be used during breastfeeding and its removal leads to a quick return of fertility, generally. It usually prevents pregnancy for…

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