NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

IUD Placement Specialist

New York City practice, NY Comprehensive Women's Medical is skilled in IUD placement, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide women with convenient birth control options based on their personal preferences and needs.

IUD Placement Q & A

What is an IUD?

An IUD is an intrauterine device used for birth control. IUDs use copper, sometimes combined with spermicides, to prevent sperm from fertilizing the eggs so you do not become pregnant. Many women prefer IUDs over birth control pills and diaphragms because the IUD remains in place and provides continual birth control, while pills must be taken every day without forgetting and diaphragms must be inserted before sex and worn for several hours afterward.

What is the IUD placement procedure like?

IUDs are placed during a simple in-office procedure that takes just a few minutes to perform. The procedure begins the same way as a routine pelvic exam. A lubricated speculum is used to gently widen the vaginal canal so the IUD can be inserted through the cervical opening. In some cases, a local anesthetic may be used to numb the cervix before insertion, but most women experience very little discomfort. Once the position of the IUD is confirmed, the speculum is removed and the procedure is complete.

How can I tell if my IUD is properly positioned?

Your IUD comes “equipped” with a long tail that extends into your vagina. Following insertion, you'll be asked to feel for the tail so you know how to find it. Before having sex, you always should feel for the tail to ensure the IUD is still in the proper place.

Can my IUD fall out?

Although it happens rarely, an IUD can fall out. That's why it's extremely important to check for the IUD tail before engaging in sex. If you cannot locate the tail, contact the office right away to schedule an appointment. In some cases, you may need a simple in-office procedure to determine if the IUD is inside your uterus or if it has fallen out completely.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

    Melissa W.
  • Yelp

    "If you want someone who fully understands the intricacies of your condition and will answer all of your questions, Dr. Hudson is great."

    Kara H.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

    Ann T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

    Stacey F.
  • Yelp

    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

    Johanna P.
  • Yelp

    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

    Missy J.
  • Yelp

    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

    Elizabeth M.
  • Yelp

    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

    Stacey F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

    Verified Patient
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