Find a IUD clinic in Montreal
The choice to have an intrauterine device inserted in an IUD clinic, is an important decision in a woman’s life. IUDs are devices designed to help women be in control of their reproductive health. There are several contraception options: the IUD can be a very good method of contraception for women.
An effective contraceptive
Although they might not be for every woman, this choice of contraception is considered to be effective for most of them. Moreover, they can last a long time, between 3 and 10 years.
What is a IUD, and how does it work?
“IUD” is an abbreviation for “intrauterine device”, which is a “T-shaped” device, with a size slightly bigger than a quarter, and it fits inside a woman’s uterus. The IUD stops fertilization by preventing the sperm from reaching the eggs. The IUD with hormones releases small amounts of progestin.
When should you get a IUD?
It is used primarily as a method of contraception, but is sometimes used to reduce bleeding and discomfort during menstruation. If you want to get advice on women health, our clinic in Montreal is here to help you.
Is IUD effective?
It is over 99% effective and is one of themost effective methods of contraception available. In addition, it can be removed at any time and there is no delay in regaining fertility.
Is an IUD annoying on a daily basis, do you get your periods with an IUD?
IUDs are generally well tolerated and should not be a nuisance in daily life or during sexual intercourse. It is placed in the uterus, not the vagina. It is possible to touch the strings or for your partner to feel them, but they will become softer and less noticeable over time. The strings are in the vagina and are used to remove the IUD.
Who can use an IUD?
Women who have had a pregnancy are not the only ones who can benefit from an IUD. The main advantage of IUD is that it is a reversible contraception. You can remove it if you decide to get pregnant.
When can an IUD be inserted?
It is advisable to insert an IUD during menstruation. During menstruation, the cervix is a little more dilated and menstruation confirms that you are not pregnant. It is possible to insert an IUD after an abortion.
How do IUDs work?
There are 2 types of IUDs. There is the IUD made of copper and plastic. The copper is spermicide, meaning it kills sperm before they reach the egg. The other IUD is a has progestin, which prevents pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus and thinning the lining of your uterus also stopping the sperm from reaching the eggs.
Comparative table of IUDs
Before you insert your IUD, you’ll have to decide which one to take. To make your choice, you can use the comparison chart below:
How do I get an IUD in a clinic in Montreal?
You can contact the clinic Créa-Med directly, during our opening hours by phone or email us, to set up an appointment. You can start using IUDs after consulting with a health professional. Let us know as soon as possible if it is an emergency contraception, and if you have health concerns about IUD, so we could prepare the right intrauterine device for you. We are here to give you all the possible birth control options and treatments you might require.
Book an appointment for insertion
Although we are a medical clinic, we are not a walk-in clinic and a medical appointment is required. So please contact us if you are interested in more information about IUD’s. The IUD insertion might be covered by your private health insurance. Don’t forget your health insurance card when coming to our clinic.
Three steps to follow to get an IUD insertion by a health practitioner
There are three steps to follow after booking your appointment:
- You must first have an initial consultation with a doctor. They will assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if there are no contraindications.
- Your appointment for the IUD insertion is 40 minutes, but the insertion takes about 15 minutes. You must have your IUD in your possession for the appointment. The doctor will explain the different steps involved in inserting the IUD.
- IUD insertion: You are going to have a gynecological exam. They will do a screening gynecological testing prior to insertion. Then they will screen for STIs such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, infections that can be asymptomatic. The IUD is inserted using a special applicator that is inserted into the vagina and then into the uterus.
What will getting an IUD inserted in a clinic in Montreal be like?
Before the procedure that lasts about 15 minutes, you may receive a local anaesthetic or the doctor might use a freezing agent to ease your discomfort. You may experience some cramping because the procedure is slightly uncomfortable. In case you already have an IUD and are looking to get a new one, both procedure can be done during the same appointment.
What are the drawbacks of using IUDs?
Any pain or discomfort that may occur is similar to that of your menstrual period. You may experience cramping, bleeding or temporary dizziness during and after insertion. If these symptoms persist, the teams at your Montreal clinic will answer your questions and remove the IUD if necessary.
IUD does not protect against sexually transmitted infections
Be aware that an IUD does not protect against STIs. It is therefore essential to continue to use a protective barrier (condom, latex square, etc.) to protect yourself against these infections and avoid having to treat them. Don’t forget to get tested for STIs as needed, depending on your sexual activities. For a screening, you can go to a STI testing clinic.
Get an IUD in a health clinic in Montreal
For your IUD insertion in Montreal, Créa-MeD clinic is at your service. We offer clinical services and gynecology services. We also offer a wide range of women’s health services. Do not hesitate to contact our clinic in Montreal.