IUD Contraindications

Clear direct contraindications include:

  • Pregnancy
  • A genital infection (recent or ongoing)
  • Uterine malformation that renders the uterine cavity inadequate for the IUD to function
  • Unexplained genital bleed (this requires explanation before proceeding with IUD placement)
  • Uterine cancer(s) in which case the situation being addressed is no longer contraception
  • Valvular heart disease (because of the risk of infection)

Indirect contraindications include:

  • History of extra-uterine (ectopic) pregnancy
  • Uterine myomas (fibromas) including deformation of the uterine cavity
  • Heavy menses
  • Hypersensitivity, or allergy to copper IUD (Wilson’s disease)

Contraindications related to (Mirena®) LNg:

  • Deep vein thrombosis (phlebitis), pulmonary embolism (ongoing)
  • Migraines with neurological symptoms
  • Breast cancer
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Liver disease

Hormone dependent tumours linked to hormonal IUDs

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