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Re: I have breast implants and an IUD

Postby mountainknitter » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:52 pm

I went for a implanon (arm implant birth control) over an IUD because it is possible (not recommended but definitely possible) to take it out on your own. Its less than a quarter inch under the skin in my left arm so as long as I had some courage and a small knife the hardest issue would be keeping the (very tiny) cut from getting infected afterwards. Idk about the breast implants though that would be a whole lot tougher.
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Re: I have breast implants and an IUD

Postby nightshiftprepper » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:48 am

Trade the IUD for an implant (nexplanon style)... it would still have to be removed/switched out every few years, but it's easier to do on your own in a shtf situation (.....or you end up not having insurance for a while because you're young and broke like the author of this reply)
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Re: I have breast implants and an IUD

Postby Senah » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:22 pm

One thing to keep in mind - I feel better about having an IUD because a big issue for me is being sure that no matter what I don't have to worry about getting pregnant. The IUD (depending on which one you have) would last you from 8-12 years, which to me in terms of unplanned pregnancy and maternal mortality is a bigger concern than how easy it would be to take out.
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Re: I have breast implants and an IUD

Postby IceFire » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:10 pm

One thing to keep in mind about IUDs...they can, and DO "slip" out of place, allowing an unplanned pregnancy to occur, AND possibly causing you injury. It happened to my sister. Her IUD "slipped", working its way halfway through the uterine wall and resulting in her becoming pregnant, at a time when she and her husband were NOT planning a child. The necessary surgery required to remove the device from her uterine wall (AND to take care of the infection it caused) also resulted in the loss of the baby. (They would NOT have chosen to abort the pregnancy, btw...they had 3 other children)
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Re: I have breast implants and an IUD

Postby Senah » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:13 pm

IceFire brings up an important point - with any medication it is important to bring up the risks involved, as none are risk free. It is true you can get pregnant on the IUD. Over 5 years of using an IUD like Mirena (the one I recommend most) a little less than 8 women out of 1000 will get pregnant. Personally, those odds appeal to me, considering that in the US about 50% or pregnancies are unplanned, and the risks to a woman of pregnancy are much higher (e.g. death or blood clots, etc.) than using birth control that contains hormones, for example.

But every woman and her partner should make an informed choice - too many people just take medications - including over the counter, without knowing the pros and cons.
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