What equipment is needed for intrauterine device (IUD) removal?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Sarah Hagood Milton, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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The equipment necessary for IUD removal includes a speculum and a pair of ring forceps. Having an IUD hook, polyp forceps, and a single-tooth tenaculum on hand for difficult removals is also helpful.


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