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Contraindications to use of intrauterine devices


Contraindications to the use of this method of contraception are:

  • Pregnancy or suspicion of it.
  • Acute, subacute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the uterus and appendages with frequent exacerbations.
  • Leukoplakia, pseudo-erosion of the cervix, polyposis of the cervical canal.
  • Violations of the menstrual cycle according to the type of meno- or metrorrhagia.
  • Presence of a pregnancy or a suspicion of it.
  • Anomalies of the development of the uterus, incompatible with the construction or form of the intrauterine device.
  • Infectious abortion or postpartum pelvic infection in the anamnesis for three months before the planned introduction of an intrauterine device.
  • Suspicion of malignant neoplasm of genital organs, external and internal endometriosis, benign tumors of internal genital organs.
  • Polyposis, endometrial hyperplasia.
  • Pronounced ruby changes in the cervix.
  • Stenosis of the cervical canal.
  • Acute infectious or extragenital diseases.
  • Diseases that occur with a violation of hemostasis.
  • Repeated expulsion of an intrauterine device in an anamnesis.
  • Allergy to substances secreted by the intrauterine device (copper, hormones).

It is important to know!

For the purpose of hormonal contraception synthetic analogues of female sex hormones, estrogens and progesterone, whose structure is close to natural, are used, and the activity is much higher. This allows you to get a contraceptive effect when using them in very low doses. Read more..

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 15.05.2018
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