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Removing the IUD

11/06/2009

Question:

is it ok to remove the iud myself if i can feel the threads?

Answer:

No. You need a health professional to remove it. You should always be able to feel the threads...that's how you check to be sure it's still in place, but a health professional should remove it for you.

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Response by:

Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University