Tag: IUD

Severe cramping associated with an IntraUterine Device (IUD)

Severe cramping associated with an IntraUterine Device (IUD)

An IUD is a contraceptive device, and having it placed can cause cramping similar to pain associated with menstrual cramps. An intrauterine device is a t-shaped piece of plastic containing the hormone progesterone in synthetic form or else copper and is used as a method of contraception. After insertion a plastic string will hang down [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Unhealthy Sexual Habits to Avoid

Unhealthy Sexual Habits to Avoid

We live in a society that is obsessed with sex and all things sexual, so what happens when it begins to affect our health? In the twenty-first century, it seems that everyone is much more relaxed when it comes to discussing the subject of sex and sexual habits – even in societies where this type [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A urinary tract infection or UTI refers to an infection in any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. Doctors and urologists may further subdivide UTIs into upper and lower urinary tract infections. Upper infections are located in the kidneys while lower UTIs are located in the bladder and urethra. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Intrauterine Device

Intrauterine Device

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a T-shaped plastic device that is placed into the uterine cavity. It provides a woman with a continuous method of contraception. The two types of intrauterine device currently available in the United States are the copper-releasing device (ParaGard) and the hormonereleasing device (Mirena). The intrauterine device prevents pregnancy by several [...]

September 15, 2011 More