IUD Removal Performed By a Direct Primary Care Doctor in Orlando, FL

IUD Removal Orlando FLAn intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective, long-term, and completely reversible birth control method. Easily inserted into a woman’s uterus by a doctor, this tiny, T-shaped piece of flexible plastic has a string attached to facilitate its later removal.

An IUD works by releasing copper (a spermicide) or synthetic hormones into the woman’s reproductive tract, which can inhibit sperm from reaching and fertilizing the woman’s eggs. Once in place, an IUD can prevent pregnancy for three to 12 years, depending on its type. At the end of its lifespan—or sooner if pregnancy is desired or the IUD otherwise becomes unnecessary—it can be readily removed by a doctor.

What to Expect When Your IUD Is Removed

A relatively quick and simple procedure, IUD removal can be performed in a doctor’s office. Because a woman’s cervix softens during her menstrual cycle, this is generally the optimal time for IUD removal, although the procedure can be safely and comfortably performed at any time.

Typically, IUD removal involves the following steps:

  • The patient lies face-up on an examination table with her feet positioned apart or placed in stirrups.
  • The doctor inserts a speculum into the patient’s vagina to separate her vaginal walls and locate the IUD.
  • Using forceps, the doctor gently pulls on the string attached to the IUD.
  • As the doctor slowly pulls the IUD out of the patient’s uterus, the arms of the device fold upward for ease of removal.
  • Once the procedure is complete, the doctor will remove the speculum.

During or after IUD removal, some women experience light bleeding or cramping. To improve comfort, a doctor may suggest taking an over-the-counter pain reliever beforehand. As soon as the IUD is removed, the woman’s fertility will return to normal and she can potentially become pregnant immediately.

IUD Removal at Optimum Direct Care

If you’re a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, IUD removal is included among the many primary health care services covered by your membership. This means you can have your IUD removed by our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro, any time you’d like. Contact us to learn more.

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“Dr. Muzzi goes above and beyond for her patients. She really takes the time to listen and understand my questions, thoughts, and concerns. She helps educate me while also respecting my choices and preferences, which is very important to me as a mom. I know my family is receiving the best possible care under Dr Muzzi. I’ve never experienced another doctor so passionate about truly helping her patients. She goes above and beyond for us, and we are truly grateful to have her in our lives! Her nurse Erin is awesome and takes great care of us as well!”

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“My husband and I are big fans of Dr. Toni Muzzonigro and ODC. She takes great time and care in both listening to us and explaining medical issues. We didn’t get this when we were part of an HMO or PPO healthcare network. For those rare emergencies, I can reach her after hours and receive an immediate response. We also like that she is not totally westernized in her viewpoints and will give holistic advice. Erin and the staff are amazing. They are warm and welcoming. You don’t feel like a number when you visit ODC. Love them!”

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