How to check IUD strings ?

When installing the IUD, we recommended that you check the strings from time to time to ensure position.

The IUD is installed in the uterus, but strings come out into the vagina so that it can eventually be removed. If the strings are cut too short or not visible, it may be more difficult to remove the IUD. We will then have to use some specialized instruments.

These threads should not bother you or your partner on a daily basis, but if you put a finger in the vagina, you should be able to feel them. Over time, they will soften and become surrounded around the cervix.

Suggested technique:

  • You can place yourself in a squat position, lying on your back or with one foot on the edge of the bathtub.
  • Insert one or two fingers into the vagina and try to reach all the way down to touch the cervix (a donut-shaped structure similar to the tip of the nose).
  • As you work your way around the cervix, you should be able to feel the threads.

If you no longer feel the strings or if they become longer than before, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can confirm the position of the IUD.