Is the insertion of an IUD painful?

Every woman is different and the level of discomfort or pain that is experienced may vary depending on your anatomy, your level of stress or your past experiences. Our clinic specializes in this field, which is why we can offer whatever you need for your IUD insertion to take place in the best possible conditions.

To choose the most suitable IUD, please refer to the IUD comparison table on our website. You may also call us at 514-843-7904 and ask to speak to our nurse who can help you make an informed choice and obtain a prescription if you have not already received it from your doctor, nurse practitioner or midwife.

Here is an overview of what will take place during your visit to our clinic:

  • As recommended when making the appointment, you will have taken a pain relief medication one hour prior to your arrival at the clinic (example: three 200 mg ibuprofen pills).
  • As soon as you are in the gynecological position, you will given, if you want, a relaxing gas (nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen), the effects of which will dissipate within 3 to 4 minutes after the procedure.
  • We will then systematically proceed with the anesthesia of the cervix to reduce discomfort.

The IUD can be installed at any time during your cycle. You will be asked not to have unprotected sexual intercourse for a period of three (3) weeks prior to your appointment to ensure that the routine pregnancy test is accurate.