Is my IUD giving me vaginal infections?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………….

Patients in monogamous relationships and at low risk for sexually transmitted infections are good candidates for intrauterine devices.  Infections occurring while an IUD is in place are most commonly related to the exposure to sexually transmitted infections, not the presence of the IUD.  Please see the related Center for Disease Control Web site below.  If you have an unusual discharge or pain with your IUD, please schedule an appointment to be evaluated.

If you have any concerns, please schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider at 770 751 3600 or online at

https://secure.awhg.org/rosobgyn/

http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/IUD_factsheet.htm