I've had the IUD for almost 1yr and I've always had cramps but now they have been stronger and never go away. Is this normsl?

It is normal to have some

It is normal to have some discomfort initially when you first have the IUD inserted. However, it is not normal to be experiencing pain for a whole year. Anytime you have pain in conjunction with an IUD you should have it immediately assessed by your ob/gyn, because if you have any type of infection, this could cause serious health problems in combination with an IUD. The fact that the pain is getting worse is even more worrisome. Most women would not tolerate a birth control device that causes so much discomfort over a long period of time. Ask your doctor to remove the device and do not get another. There are many other methods of birth control that are safe, comfortable and effective.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

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