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Is pregnancy possible after IUD placement?

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Posted on Thu, 4 May 2017
Question: My partner has a coil fitted for 12 months. We now find she is 4 weeks pregnant. Can this be possible?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your query at healthcare magic .

I have read your question carefully and understand your concern.

There are different types of IUD, some with more copper than others.
IUDs with more copper are more than 99% effective.
This means that fewer than one in 100 women who use an IUD will get pregnant in one year.
Hence is possible to be pregnant while she have a coil.

But she should do a transvaginal scan to exclude ectopic pregnancy (outer of uterus ) because there are more chances to be an ectopic pregnancy.

Hope I have been helpful and please feel free for further discussion.

Best regards


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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra (11 hours later)
Thank you. Is it possible the coil may have moved with no physical effects and can still feel the string? My partner does a lot of active gym work. Will the local clinic be able to do an examination and find this out and remove the coil?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
She should do a scan to see if IUD is in the right place

Detailed Answer:
Hi back!

To see if IUD or coil is in the right place or have removed she should do a scan .
A local clinic can be able to see only if the string is there or not and nothing else .

Hope I have explained and please feel free for further discussion.

Best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Is pregnancy possible after IUD placement?

Brief Answer: Yes it is possible Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for your query at healthcare magic . I have read your question carefully and understand your concern. There are different types of IUD, some with more copper than others. IUDs with more copper are more than 99% effective. This means that fewer than one in 100 women who use an IUD will get pregnant in one year. Hence is possible to be pregnant while she have a coil. But she should do a transvaginal scan to exclude ectopic pregnancy (outer of uterus ) because there are more chances to be an ectopic pregnancy. Hope I have been helpful and please feel free for further discussion. Best regards