No string on IUD, How to remove safely and not to costly

Every IUD has a string on the

Every IUD has a string on the end that helps to ensure that the IUD is in place properly. If there is no string, then there is the possibility that the IUD has come out on its own.
If you are certain that the IUD is still in place, then you will need a doctor to remove it. However, even if the string was still present, it is important to understand that you should never try to remove an IUD by yourself. Trying to remove it on your own can result in pain and injury.
Contact your ob/gyn right away for an appointment to ascertain if the device is still present and for advice about removal.
Best regards,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor.

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