Tiktok Development: Girls Share Movies of Them Eradicating IUDs, However is it Secure?
A new TikTok trend was circulating on the Internet about several women who have removed their IUDs (IntraUterine Devices) from their cervix. Many people expressed concern about these clips reaching the platform and even YouTube.
Despite all the criticism the videos have received from the commentators, is the IUD really safe to remove?
For those who don’t know what an IUD is, it’s a contraceptive that is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy.
Is it Safe to Remove the IUD?
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An example of an intrauterine device (IUD)
In an interview with TODAY on Saturday September 11th, Dr. Gloria Bachmann, director of the Women’s Health Institute at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, that it is better to do this when a woman is in a “controlled” environment.
While Bachmann said it was “safer than safe,” it is still better to remove the IUD under the supervision of a health professional.
The gynecologist clarified that the bleeding occurs when a layer of muscle in the uterus is involved in the removal of IUDs.
Bachmann said that it could cause the patient a lot of pain and that should be taken care of.
While some people are okay with the trend as long as it is demonstrated in the right place, the TikTok clips circulating about it have sparked some warnings from doctors, according to 7News.
For Dr. Anar Yukhayev is unsafe to remove an IUD as it should only be done by professionals. In a normal medical setting, it would only take less than 10 minutes to complete.
The Long Island Jewish Medical Center gynecologist said that you will need to use a little force during the process to push the IUD out of place.
The expert also reminded that you need to calculate the force that you should apply in the process.
For example, if you pressed the IUD the wrong way, chances are it could get stuck in it. On the other hand, if you pull hard on it, your uterus can bleed and be damaged.
Why do women want to remove IUDs from their bodies?
With some citizens perturbed by the alarming trend of IUD removal on TikTok, there is an explanation as to why some women wanted them to be eradicated in the first place.
According to them, they want to eradicate the contraceptives because they have cramps and bleeding.
For Yukhayev, this was attributed to the incorrect position of the IUDs in her body. An incorrectly positioned IUD, in his opinion, can cause cramping and little bleeding.
Other women who took up the challenge said they did it because their doctors didn’t want to.
Because of this, they are forced to use a different method of contraception. Others get stuck with the trend because they don’t have enough money to have the professional remove it.
Yukhayev also recommended that women talk to their doctors about removing contraceptives.
In return, they would be offered a solution that fits the patient’s budget and demand.
So far, the IUD is still the best way to prevent pregnancy in women. The non-hormonal IUD or copper can last 12 years while the progesterone IUD can prevent birth for five to seven years.
Still, the best option for women who would try this TikTok challenge is to consult their doctor first before doing it. Otherwise, they may experience more discomfort in their body if done improperly.
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Unsafe TikTok challenges
Back in May, we listed some dangerous trends on TikTok that users shouldn’t be trying anywhere.
In our previous report, we included the Benadryl Challenge, Coronavirus Challenge, Silhouette Challenge, Blackout Challenge, and other challenges that could harm the participant.
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