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A comparison of the actual and expected response following removal of an IUD.

Authors
  • Goldstuck, N D
  • Matthews, M L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Advances in contraceptive delivery systems : CDS
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Issue
1
Pages
122–125
Identifiers
PMID: 12267107
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

The expected pain before insertion and immediate and 3 minutes pain response following IUD insertion was evaluated in 38 nulliparous women undergoing a 1st IUD removal. Expected pain was significantly greater than immediate pain and both were significantly greater than 3 minute pain. Immediate pain after IUD removal was positively related to expected pain, but the relationship was not strong enough to be clinically useful. IUD removal was highly significantly related to cervical resistance, and this relationship was made very much greater by the use of expected pain as a clinical parameter. IUD removal pain is probably related to IUD retention forces, and this relationship should be investigated.

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