can an amniotic sac be punctured when removing an iud, causing a miscarraige?

Yes, unfortunately removing

Yes, unfortunately removing an IUD during pregnancy can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. However leaving the IUD in place can also be dangerous for mother and baby as well. It will take a highly skilled physician to take your IUD out for you in this situation, and there is no guarantee that you will not miscarry. Pregnancy while using an IUD is one of the most troubling potential complications of this method.

The IUD manufacturers recommend that the IUD be removed if pregnancy should occur as long as the string is visible and removal is easy. However this may cause a miscarriage. However if the string is not visible or the IUD is not easily removed then the your doctor may suggest abortion. If you decide to carry a pregnancy with an IUD in place there is a risk of miscarriage or severe infection. Additionally you are at increased risk of premature labor and delivery. This would be considered a high-risk pregnancy, so you would need to be monitored closely by an obstetrician.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor.

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